The news in the papers today seemed a little better, but was followed almost at once with the startling intelligence that the Germans were in Abbeville, miles from where they were expected to be. It is obvious that the BEF are in a very tight corner. There is great consternation everywhere.
In view of the greatly increased danger of air raids and the possibility that the country will soon be invaded, I told Father that he and Mother must move.
Eric made the following sketches of Bob and the Donkey and another horse, called Nick, at Bourne Mill on this day in 1940 and pasted them into his journal
E.J. Rudsdale Talk
I will be giving a talk as part of the Chelmsford Ideas Festival on E.J. Rudsdale's Journals, entitled 'Creating History: A Civilian's Experience of the Second World War in Essex' on Thursday 30th October from 7.30-9.00pm at Anglia Ruskin University. Tickets are free. Book your ticket here. Many thanks, Catherine Pearson