EJ Rudsdale on Twitter from 3 September 2019

15th May 1941

Terribly cold. Very bad for crops. Had tea with Dolly S., then walked down to Bourne Mill. Had a long talk there about war, etc. Talking of English actors and writers, some of whom have come back from America to join the Army, Navy or Airforce. I said that in my opinion such men were fools and a lot more in similar strain. I also said that if I had the chance to get away, I would go without hesitation, and so I would, to any country in the world, not caring if I ever saw Colchester again.

Eventually we came out of the field and I walked home with her. She agreed with most that I said, although she was not prepared to agree to leaving England, as she thinks that in reality conditions are probably worse elsewhere.

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