Quiet night. Heavy shower about 7, but fine later. Photo in the “East Anglian Daily Times” this morning of a combine cutting barley in
Suffolk. Easy to photograph a motionless binder – the
Committee’s was motionless when Poulter photographed it a fortnight ago, and it has
not moved since, with the result that we still have nearly 60 acres of wheat to
cut, which is now in such a state that the binder can't touch it.
News of a tremendous raid on
Berlin, and 60 ‘planes lost. How stupid to bomb the enemy’s
capital city out of sheer childish spite, when the ‘planes are so badly needed
to support the hard pressed troops.
There is no longer any pretence that we are bombing military objectives. However, it looks as though Rome is saved, and the Allies are accepting
conditions. The Pope has done a great
deal. Rather odd news today that
voluntary enlistment has been stopped for the army, but not for the R.A.F., Navy or Marines.
Lovely evening, very few ‘planes going out. Blackberries very plentiful and sweet on the home.