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 was posted exactly 70 years after it was first written, marking the 70th anniversary of the Second World War between 2009-2015.
Short extracts will now be published on Twitter and will link to this blog to mark the 80th anniversary of the Second World War starting from 3 September 2019.
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.