E07 - 'Diary of the war' episode 7

Diary of the war by Platform to Platform

This is episode 7 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-August to mid-December 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 7. It is August 1940.

LORNA
Monday August 12th 1940
120 German planes down in two great air battles – we lost 40.

NEWSREADER
Derby Daily Telegraph 12th August 1940
GERMANS LOSE MORE 'PLANES IN COAST ATTACKS
TEN RAIDERS SEEN TO CRASH
FIVE DIVE-BOMBERS FALL IN TOWN ATTACK.
THREE DOWN IN CHANNEL
Germany continues to pay dearly, in 'planes for her attempts to make mass air raids on shipping, coastal areas, and balloons, in the South of England.
Ten German 'planes are already known to have been brought down to-day during battles over a wide area of the Channel and Thames estuary. Many others were badly damaged.
The first five were des

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