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Church bells rung this morning – in celebration of the victory in Egypt.  The first time that I have heard them in over two years.  Following the attack launched at El Alamein on 23 October 1942, the Eighth … Continue reading ...
A little bit of India transplanted to England. For some weeks our Marathi newsletters were translated and broadcast by a little man named Kothari, completely spherical but quite intelligent and, so far as I could judge, genuinely anti-Fascist. Suddenly one … Continue reading ?
The authorities in Canada have now chained up a number of German prisoners equal to the number of British prisoners chained up in Germany. What the devil are we coming to?   The Germans chained some 2,500 Allied prisoners … Continue reading ?
Today in honour of the anniversary of the Chinese Revolution the Chinese flag was hoisted over Broadcasting House. Unfortunately it was upside down. [According to D[avid] A[stor], Cripps is going to resign shortly – pretext, that the War Cabinet is … Continue reading ?
New viceroy of India to be appointed shortly. No clue as to who he will be. Some say General Auchinleck – who, it is said, gets on well with leftwing Indians. Long talk with Bradner, who is back after his … Continue reading ?
Open-air church parade in Regents Park yesterday. How touching the scene ought to be – the battalion in hollow square, band of the Coldstream Guards, the men standing bareheaded (beautiful autumn day, faint mist and not a leaf stirring, dogs … Continue reading ?
Most of the ammunition for our Sten gun is Italian, or rather made in Germany for Italy. I fancy this must be the first weapon the British army has had whose bore was measured in the millimetres instead of inches. … Continue reading...
Yesterday met Liddell Hart for the first time. Very defeatist and even, in my judgement, somewhat inclined to be pro-German subjectively. [In a great stew about the barbarism of bombing Lübeck. Considered that during the wars of recent centuries the … Continue reading ?
Ghastly feeling of impotence over the India business, Churchill’s speeches, the evident intention of the blimps to have one more try at being what they consider tough, and the impudent way in which the newspapers can misrepresent the whole issue, … Continue reading ?
Lecturing last night at Morley College, Lambeth. Small hall, about 100 people, working-class intelligentsia (same sort of audience as Left Book Club branch ). During the questions afterwards, no less than 6 people asked “Does the lecturer think it was … Continue reading ?
There is evidently trouble in Syria. Handout this morning to the effect that – most unfortunately and much against H.M. Government’s will – General de Gaulle is insisting that Syria is still under a French mandate and it is impossible … Continue reading ?
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Ban on the daily Worker lifted.  [It is to reappear on Sept 7th (same day as Churchill makes his statement to Parliament.] [German radio again alleging S.C. Bose is in Penang. But the indications are that this was a … Continue reading ?
One of the many rumours circulating among Indians here is that Nehru, Gandhi and others have been deported to South Africa. This is the kind of thing that results from press censorship and suppressing newspapers.
D[avid] A[stor] very damping about the Dieppe raid, which he saw at more or less close quarters and which he says was an almost complete failure except for the very heavy destruction of German fighter planes, which was not part … Continue reading ?
Big Commando raid on Dieppe today. Raid was still continuing this evening. Just conceivably the first step in an invasion, or a try-out for the first step, though I don’t think so. The warning that was broadcast to the French … Continue reading ?
From George Kopp’s  last letter from Marseilles (after some rigmarole about the engineering work he has been doing): “…I am about to start production on an industrial scale. But I am not at all certain that I shall actually … Continue reading ?
Horrabin was broadcasting today, and as always we introduced him as the man who drew maps for Well’s Outline of History and Nehru’s Glimpses of World History.  This had been extensively trailed and advertised beforehand, Horrabin’s connection with Nehru … Continue reading ?
Appalling policy handout this morning about affairs in India. The riots are of no significance – situation is well in hand – after all the number of deaths is not large etc., etc. As to the participation of students in … Continue reading ?
Nehru, Gandhi, Azad  and many others in jail. Rioting over most of India, a number of deaths, countless arrests. Ghastly speech by Amery,  speaking of Nehru and Co. as “wicked men”, “saboteurs” etc. This of course broadcast on … Continue reading ?