Critchley letters and diaries 1940-45

Readers of Eric's blog may be interested to discover another new wartime blog: Critchley letters and diaries 1940-45.

Tom A Critchley's letters and his diaries give a vivid account of what it was like to live through the London Blitz in 1940-41. The archive is also a remarkable record of his reactions to war and the social changes he witnesses as a result of the conflict. My thanks to Barbara Critchley, who has compiled the blog, for drawing my attention to it. CP

4 comments:

Barbara Critchley said...

Thank you for creating this link with my father and grandfather's letters and diaries from your excellent Rudsdale diaries. I followed your lead in posting them on a blog.

E J Rudsdale said...

Thanks Barbara, Glad to help, I'm sure a lot of Rudsdale readers will enjoy reading your blog - it's an amazing family archive. CP

Frank said...

I was very disappointed today to see that the Critchley letters and diaries are now readable by invitation only. Along with EJ's and George Orwell's diaries, I have become an inveterate reader of the Critchley's as well, for my daily dose of transport back to a time when Britain was in mortal danger.

Please EJ, don't let us down too. Your August 31 entry was especially harrowing, so please, keep writing!

E J Rudsdale said...

Thanks Frank - glad you are enjoying EJ's journals and don't worry - EJ will be continuing to report on wartime events - so keep following the blog. I've found the Critchley diaries fascinating too, so if you happen to be reading this, Barbara, please let me know how to become one of your invited readers. Thanks, CP