E05 - 'Diary of the war' episode 5

Diary of the war by Platform to Platform

This is episode 5 of Lorna Lloyd’s ‘Diary of the war’, also including contemporaneous news (courtesy BBC Archive, British Newspaper Archive/FindMyPast/British Library). This episode covers April and early May 1940.

May 10 2022
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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 5. It is March 1940.

LORNA
Sunday March 31st 1940
Since tomorrow is April Fool's day, this is an admirable moment for a summary. Hitler has been rumoured to be going to launch something, somewhere, somehow that was going to change the European situation completely, but nothing has come of it.
I have made an excursion for Easter to the industrial north, the most “dangerous” part of Britain. I remember that I thought vaguely what will happen to me if Hitler does launch an attack on Birmingham or Manchester or Bolton, while I am there? And I promptly forgot all about it until I had reached home again. So much for the rantings of demago

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world war 2diariesmalvern