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.
2nd and 3rd October 1940
On 2nd and 3rd October 1940, Colchester was hit by daytime air attacks. EJR's account of these events can be read in his new book: 'E.J. Rudsdale's Journals of Wartime Colchester'.