This blog posts extracts from E J Rudsdale's diaries of life on the home front in Britain during the Second World War. Each extract is posted exactly 70 years after it was first written, so follow events through the eyes of a witness to the war.
4th June 1940: The evacuation from Dunkirk
The Premier [Winston Churchill] spoke on the retreat of the BEF today. It has undoubtedly been a most successful withdrawal, and has been brought about with the minimum loss of life. About 330,000 men have come home. Some have been landed at Harwich – I saw them at the station.