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6.7.41

Several of the papers are growing very restive because we are not doing more to help the U.S.S.R. I do not know whether any action, other than air-raids, is really intended, but if nothing is attempted, quite apart from the … Continue reading

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20.6.41

We have all been in a semi-melting condition for some days past. It struck me that one minor benefit of this war is that it has broken the newspapers of their idiotic habit of making headline news out of yesterday’s … Continue reading

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3.6.41

Now that the evacuation of Crete is completed, there is talk of 20,000 men having been removed. Obviously, therefore, they must have begun clearing out long before this was admitted in the press, and the ships sunk were probably lost … Continue reading

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1.6.41

We are clearing out of Crete. Mention of 13,000 men being evacuated. [1] No mention yet of the total number involved. The most frightful impression will be created if we remove the British troops and leave the Greeks behind, though … Continue reading

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25.5.41

I hear privately that we have lost three cruisers in the operations off Crete.[1] Much excuse-making in the papers about our having no fighter planes there.[2] No explanation of why such landing grounds as exist in Crete had not previously … Continue reading

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18.5.41

Irak, Syria, Morocco, Spain, Darlan, Stalin, Raschid Ali, Franco – sensation of utter helplessness.[1] If there is a wrong thing to do, it will be done, infallibly. One has come to believe in that as if it were a law … Continue reading

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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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