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Alwyne Diary
©2011 Heather Johnson
July 1940
7th Sat out in shelter in rain but nice and sunny between showers.
6th Had to go & register for Army. Rainy day, first for weeks but not enough.
5th German planes carrying out day & night raids over England but nothing happening about here.
4th Dad started to dig dug-out. Britain seizes French Navy.
3rd Had Appleton up to stake out air raid shelter. More raids but none here. 2 killed & 16 injured in Suffolk.
2nd Hot day. Had a quiet night. Raid this evening on two N.E. towns. 13 killed and 120 injured.
1st Lovely day. Vera went to Hill House to sing. Last night's air raids smaller, only 1 hurt. Raid this evening on N.E. 2 down.
June 1940
30th Nice day. Air raids last night but we only heard a few planes. Everybody expecting an invasion.
29th Hot day 80 degrees. Heard a lot of planes over in night. Russians marching into Romania. Cut first marrow.
28th Night raids continue but not very effective. Very dry, want some rain badly. Had hose out.
27th Air raid warnings not to be sounded now unless bombs dropping. Heard a lot of planes in night & a few bombs in distance. Wrote for Anderson Shelter. (Outside/garden air raid shelter).
26th Heard a lot of planes over in night but no warning.
25th French hostilities ceased at 12.35 a.m. Had another raid warning at night 12.30 - 8.45. Mum & Dad slept through it.
24th Another raid at night 11.45 to 4.15 a.m. Heard 2 bombs at Bradwell. Heard German planes over.



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Alwyne Garling
93 London Road
Lexden
Colchester


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