Monthly Archives: September 2010

10.9.40

Can’t write much of the insanities of the last few days.  It is not so much that the bombing is worrying in itself as that the disorganisation of traffic, frequent difficulty of telephoning, shutting of shops whenever there is a … Continue reading

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7.9.40

Air-raid alarms now frequent enough, and lasting long enough, for people habitually to forget whether the alarm is on at the moment, or whether the All Clear has sounded.  Noise of bombs and gunfire, except when very close (which probably … Continue reading

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3.9.40

Yesterday talking with Mrs. C., [1] who had recently come back from Cardiff.  Raids there have been almost continuous, and finally it was decided that work in the docks must continue, raids or no raids.  Almost immediately afterwards a German … Continue reading

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1.9.40

Recently bought a forage cap. . . . . It seems that forage caps over size 7 are a great rarity.  Evidently they expect all soldiers to have small heads.  This tallies with the remark made by some higher-up to … Continue reading

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