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Alwyne Diary
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August 1941
29th Nice day but thunderstorm in afternoon. War in Iran over. Fanny had operation on eyelid.
28th Prime Minister of Iran has ordered resistance to stop. Rain in night but nice day.
27th British and Russian forces advancing in Iran. Heavy fighting in Russia. Germans being held. Nice day. Cut lawns in evening.
26th British forces have occupied several places in Iran. Better day. Had tea in garden. Nice evening, looks like fine day tomorrow.
25th Rained in morning but nice afternoon, warmer. British and Russian troops march into Iran. News from Russia today is good.
24th Had a daylight raid this morning from 9.25 - 9.45 a.m. Bombs dropped in East Anglia. Fine day but not much sun. Managed to sit out in afternoon. Russians seem to be holding the Germans. Listened to Churchill broadcast.
23rd Very wet. Rained fast all day. Could not do anything at all. Went for walk up Straight Road in evening in rain. Had raid last night from 9.30 - 11.15. Heard a few planes and some machine gunning. No bombs. News from Russia sounds a little more re-assuring.
22nd Fine day after rain in night. Had tea out. Position in Russia looks rather bad.
21st Nice day. Fire watching night. Went fishing with S.C. Jiggins, caught a few roach. No raid. Had an early one last night 10.15 - 11.30.
20th Another fine day. Had tea out again. Had warning last night. Leningrad threatened.
19th Nice dry sunny day. Had tea out on lawn. Germans making big advances in S.W. Russia.
18th More rain early this morning and a thunderstorm this evening. Mr. Churchill arrived back in England. (Secret visits to Newfoundland and Iceland). Germany raided by 100 planes last night, only 1 missing.
17th Fine most of day but had some showers in afternoon. Managed to sit out during sunny intervals. Not very warm. Had warning in night. Heard a few planes.
16th Better day. Windy but sunny and fairly warm. Sat out on big lawn. Cut 5 marrows this evening. Situation on Russian front said to be fairly satisfactory. Ten Germans shot down during raids on France to-day. Less than 300 German planes have flown over Britain during last 4 weeks.



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Alwyne Garling
93 London Road
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