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.
27th June 1940
Before 1 o’clock this morning a big flight of planes went over the town, but no alarm sounded. It is very terrifying to be in bed and hear them go over. This evening the engines were blowing up the little wooden bridges in the Park, of all absurdities. Beautiful hot weather, although it makes me feel rather ill.