E01 - 'Diary of the war' episode 1

Diary of the war by Platform to Platform

This is episode 1 of Lorna Lloyd’s ‘Diary of the war’, also including contemporaneous news (courtesy BBC Archive, British Newspaper Archive/FindMyPast/British Library). This episode covers early September 1939.

May 10 2022
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THEME MUSIC
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ANNOUNCER
On 1st September 1939, 25-year-old Malvern resident Lorna Lloyd started writing her diary of the war.
This is episode 1. It is September 1939.

BBC SOUND ARCHIVE
1939-09-01_SOUND_ARCHIVE_INVASION_OF_POLAND_27SX1392_5310B934.WAV (00:00:49 to 00:01:14)

LORNA
Friday September 1st 1939
Raglan House, Somers Road, Malvern Link, Worcestershire
Today we learned that, as had long been feared, Hitler had put his vaunted war-machine into operation by invading Poland on the trumped-up charge that Polish arrogance could no longer be endured. At 5.30 am attacks were launched without any declaration of war in three directions, in East Prussia, Silesia and the Corridor. Danzig was illegally re-incorporated in the Reich. Virtually the general war which Britain and

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world war 2diariesmalvern