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.
23rd October 1943
Fine day. Showers at times. Nobody mentioned the raid last night, and
only the briefest reference in papers, except that Churchill was inspecting a
gunsite during the attack.
Busy all morning. This afternoon to town, shopping. Heavy shower about 4. Got away at 5.30, scarlet sunset. Saw Ida by the roadside. She still does not know when Blair [Hughes-Stanton] is arriving [he returned home to Stratford St Mary later that day after being released as a Prisoner of War from Germany]. Spent evening writing.