E06 - 'Diary of the war' episode 6

Diary of the war by Platform to Platform

This is episode 6 of Lorna Lloyd’s ‘Diary of the war’, also including contemporaneous news (courtesy BBC Archive, British Newspaper Archive/FindMyPast/British Library). This episode covers mid-May to early August 1940.

May 10 2022
Transcription

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 6. It is May 1940.

LORNA
Friday May 10th 1940
Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg have been invaded as they were bound to be lying straight in the path of a thrust towards Britain.
The mind boggles at what must be going on. 100 enemy planes were brought down in one day, but there seems to be no end to them.
We went to Bristol to stay with Auntie Eve and Uncle Arnold.
The Government has fallen. Churchill is PM and a Coalition of all parties set up. God send it may not be too late for them to do anything.

BBC SOUND ARCHIVE
1940-05-10_SOUND_ARCHIVE_INVASIO…ND_BELGIUM_25SX5571_3EC9AD1B.WAV (00:00:00 to 00:00:55)

LORNA
Saturday May 11th 19

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Keywords
world war 2diariesmalvern