Tag Archives: Russia

3.7.42

Vote of censure defeated 475-25. This figure means that there were very few abstentions. The same trick as usual – the debate twisted into a demand for a vote of confidence on Churchill himself, which has to be given, since … Continue reading

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30.5.42

Almost every day in the neighbourhood of Upper Regent Street one can see a tiny, elderly, very yellow Japanese, with a face like a suffering monkey’s, walking slowly along with an enormous policeman walking beside him. On some days they … Continue reading

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21.5.42

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

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25.4.42

U.S. airmen making a forced landing on Russian soil after bombing Tokio have been interned. According to the Japanese wireless the Russians are expediting the movement of Japanese agents across Russia from Sweden (and hence from Germany) to Japan. [If … Continue reading

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19.4.42

Tokio bombed, or supposed to have been bombed, yesterday. [1] Hitherto this comes only from Japanese and German sources. Nowadays one takes it so much for granted that everyone is lying that a report of this kind is never believed … Continue reading

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18.4.42

No question that Cripp’s speeches etc. have caused a lot of offence, ie. in India. Outside India I doubt whether many people blame the British government for the breakdown. One trouble at the moment is the tactless utterances of Americans … Continue reading

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14.3.42

I reopen this diary after an interval of about 6 months, the war being once again in a new phase. The actual date of Cripp’s departure for India was not given out, [1] but presumably he has gone by this … Continue reading

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