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.
24th June 1940
They are putting barbed wire all along the river at Hythe Quay, up as far as the Gas Works, as if the German Navy might be expected up the [River] Colne. There was very heavy rain in the early hours of the morning, but it did not last.