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21.5.42

Molotov is said to be in London. I don’t believe this.

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17.4.41

Very heavy raid last night, probably the heaviest in many months, so far as London is concerned…Bomb in Lord’s cricket ground (school-boys having their exercise at the nets as usual this morning, a few yards from the crater) and another … Continue reading

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1.3.41

The B.s, who only came up to London a few weeks ago and have seen nothing of the blitz, say that they find Londoners very much changed, everyone very hysterical, talking in much louder tones, etc., etc.  If this is … Continue reading

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21.9.40

Have been unable for some days to buy another volume to continue this diary because of the three or 4° stationers’ shops in the immediate neighbourhood, all but one are cordoned off because of the unexploded bombs. Regular features of … Continue reading

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26.8.40

(Greenwich).  The raid which occurred on the 24th was the first real raid on London so far as I am concerned, i.e. the first in which I could hear the bombs.  We were watching at the front door when the … Continue reading

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19.8.40

A feature of the air raids is the extreme credulity of almost everyone about damage done to distant places. George M.[1] arrived recently from Newcastle, which is generally believed to have been seriously smashed about, and told us that the … Continue reading

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3.6.40

From a letter from Lady Oxford[1] to the Daily Telegraph, on the subject of war economies: “Since most London houses are deserted there is little entertaining…in any case, most people have to part with their cooks and live in hotels.” … Continue reading

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