EJ Rudsdale on Twitter from 3 September 2019

The 75th Anniversary of VE Day - 8th May 2020

Five years ago, on the 8th May 2015, the publication of E.J. Rudsdale's wartime journals on this blog, came to an end and today we mark the 75th Anniversary of VE Day.  Living under the restrictions imposed by lockdown for Covid-19, has given me an even greater appreciation of those who lived under the restrictions of the Second World War for six long years.  The celebrations for VE Day in 1945, and the freedom that it bought to so many, would have been mingled with sadness for those who had not lived to see that day.

I hope all of you who continue to enjoy E.J. Rudsdale's wartime journals stay well and keep safe as we look forward to the time when we can also experience freedom from restrictions again.

Wishing you well,
Catherine Pearson
8th May 2020

A Play to Mark the 75th Anniversary of VE Day

To mark the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, I have been inspired to write a play, entitled 'Forewarned is Forearmed' based on E.J. Rudsdale's diary account of his experiences of serving in the Royal Observer Corps.  Rudsdale, himself, wrote a play about this experience, entitled 'Fox One', the name of the ROC Post where he served, but the play is sadly lost.   

If you would be interested in performing the play, please visit: PlayScripts Online for further details.  The play is approximately 30 minutes in length, has six characters, and is set on a Royal Observer Corps post in Essex in 1944.

Many thanks,
Catherine Pearson