19th June 1944

Quiet night, so far as I was concerned, but Miss Bentley said she heard an alarm and an explosion about 7am.  Heard later that this was a bomb near Tiptree, and that on Saturday afternoon one fell at Kelvedon, killing one of Hurst’s horses.

Tonight everybody in the hay-fields at Mile End and Boxted, and cuckoos calling in the woods.  Clear golden sunset, with streaks of golden and crimson clouds.  Had new peas and fresh strawberries for supper.  Heavy but distant explosion at 10.30.  Bed at 11, worn out.

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