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.
23rd October 1940
I heard today that a Colchester man, who lives in Wellington St., and is a conscientious objector, has been put in an army prison in the Isle of Man, and has been badly hurt for refusing to obey military orders. May the Gods protect him.