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

15th June 1940

Went down to Maidenhead for the weekend. The aged parents seemed very well. I had a long talk with my Cousin Maitland. He is somewhat gloomy, and considers that the future is very black. If there is an invasion he believes the financial system of this country will collapse. ...

He showed me a letter from a friend called Williams-Hunt, who is (I think) in the Oxford & Bucks. or else the Royal Bucks, perhaps the latter. Anyway his regiment and the Guards were the only ones to come home with their equipment. (I have been told that the Guards arrived at Dover shaved, and with their boots cleaned). Williams-Hunt says that he had to walk 50 miles in 2 days.

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