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.
24th February 1941: Air Raid on Harwich
Alarm at half past 9 tonight. Apparently an attack was being made on Harwich. From the Castle I could see gunflashes, bomb flashes, flares and searchlights. Very few planes came near the town, only one or two going over the N.E. side. All clear about midnight.