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

8th September 1940

News today confirms that there were tremendous raids in London yesterday, and at least 400 were killed.

And so the long waited for day comes at last, when the great ARP organisation goes into action. The extraordinary thing is, why did the Germans wait so long? If it is as easy as this, why did they not bomb London a year ago? Even more harm could have been done. Alarm from 11.50 – 1.30pm. Only 35 came in. Went to sleep this afternoon. Supper with Rose.

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