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21.9.42

Yesterday met Liddell Hart for the first time. Very defeatist and even, in my judgement, somewhat inclined to be pro-German subjectively. [In a great stew about the barbarism of bombing Lübeck. Considered that during the wars of recent centuries the … Continue reading

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15.9.42

Ghastly feeling of impotence over the India business, Churchill’s speeches, the evident intention of the blimps to have one more try at being what they consider tough, and the impudent way in which the newspapers can misrepresent the whole issue, … Continue reading

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10.9.42

Lecturing last night at Morley College, Lambeth. Small hall, about 100 people, working-class intelligentsia (same sort of audience as Left Book Club branch [1]). During the questions afterwards, no less than 6 people asked “Does the lecturer think it was … Continue reading

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7.9.42

There is evidently trouble in Syria. Handout this morning to the effect that – most unfortunately and much against H.M. Government’s will – General de Gaulle is insisting that Syria is still under a French mandate and it is impossible … Continue reading

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29.8.42

Advert in pub for pick-me-up tablets – phenacetin or something of the kind: – BLITZ Thoroughly recommended by the Medical Profession The “LIGHTNING” Marvellous discovery Millions take this remedy For Hangover                                 War Nerves Influenza                                 Headache Toothache                                 Neuralgia … Continue reading

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27.8.42

Ban on the daily Worker lifted. [1] [It is to reappear on Sept 7th (same day as Churchill makes his statement to Parliament.] [German radio again alleging S.C. Bose is in Penang. But the indications are that this was a … Continue reading

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25.8.42

One of the many rumours circulating among Indians here is that Nehru, Gandhi and others have been deported to South Africa. This is the kind of thing that results from press censorship and suppressing newspapers.

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