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 May 1941
Another quiet night, although fine and clear. Short alarm, but very few planes about. Heard today that the Duchess of Gloucester had been in the town on Wednesday, inspecting a Red Cross depôt. How I wish I had seen her, the most attractive of all the Royal Duchesses. Had supper in the Castle tonight.