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1.8.42

If the figures given are correct, the Germans have lost about 10 per cent of their strength in each of the last raids. According to Peter Masefield this isn’t anything to do with the new guns but has all been … Continue reading

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15.6.42

No question now that the second front has been decided on. All the papers talk of it as a certainty and Moscow is publicising it widely. Whether it is really feasible remains to be seen, of course. Cutting from BBC … Continue reading

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13.6.42

The most impressive fact about the Molotov visit is that the Germans knew nothing about it. Not a word on the radio about Molotov’s presence in London till the signature of the treaty was officially announced, although all the while … Continue reading

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22.5.42

It is said that Molotov is not only in London but that the new Anglo-Russian treaty is already signed. [1] This however comes from Warburg, who is alternately over-optimistic and over-pessimistic – at any rate, always believes in the imminence … Continue reading

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15.9.40

This morning, for the first time, saw an aeroplane shot down. It fell slowly out of the clouds, nose foremost, just like a snipe that has been shot high overhead. Terrific jubilation among the people watching, punctuated every now and … Continue reading

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23.8.40

This morning an air-raid warning about 3 a.m. Got up, looked at the time, then felt unable to do anything and promptly went back to sleep again. They are talking of rearranging the alarm system, and they will have to … Continue reading

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5.7.40

The almost complete lack of British casualties in the action against the French warships at Oran[1] makes it pretty clear that the French seamen must have refused to serve the guns, or at any rate did so without much enthusiasm…. … Continue reading

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