Tag Archives: Duff-Cooper

23.11.40

The day before yesterday lunching with H. P., editor of ——-[1].  H. P. rather pessimistic about the war.  Thinks there is no answer to the New Order [2], i.e. this government is incapable of framing any answer, and people here … Continue reading

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24.6.40

The German armistice terms are much as expected. . . . What is interesting about the whole thing is the extent to which the traditional pattern of loyalties and honour is breaking down. Pétain, ironically enough, is the originator (at … Continue reading

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30.5.40

The B.E.F. are falling back on Dunkirk. Impossible not only to guess how many may get away, but how many are there. Last night a talk on the radio by a colonel who had come back from Belgium, which unfortunately … Continue reading

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29.5.40

One has to gather any major news nowadays by means of hints and allusions. The chief sensation last night was that the 9 o’c news was preceded by a cheer-up talk (quite good) by Duff-Cooper[1], to sugar the pill, and … Continue reading

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