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Alwyne Diary
©2011 Heather Johnson
May 1940
23rd Germans reach the Coast. Very violent fighting going on.
22nd Things don't look so bad to-day. Arras re-captured. Big R.A.F. raids on Germany. Tanks went by in night.
21st Very serious situation. Arras & Amiens taken by Germans. French Premier says France is in danger. Allied Army being cut in two. Had eyes tested.
20th Nice day, very dry. Had hose out. Germans still advancing. Cut first lettuce, very nice one.
19th Lovely day. Dad out all afternoon. Heard gunfire during night.
18th Germans getting into France. Went to town & got them to make me a new raincoat.
17th Germans advancing. Grave situation. British retire behind Brussells.
16th Germans getting into France. Situation serious. B.E.F. trying to defend Brussells. 1000 German planes down in 1 week. (Brussels, Belgium).
15th Hot day. Holland surrenders. Terrible fighting 100,000 Dutch killed. Defence Corp to fight. Parachutists being formed.
14th Not very well, had bad pain. Thought I should have to go to Dr. Germans advancing in Holland & Belgium.
13th No Bank Holiday but I had one. Nice day. Sat out in shelter. Had hose out 1st time. Got a pain.
12th Windy & rather cool but Mother managed to get out for hour. Fighting going on in Holland & Belgium.
11th Over 200 German planes shot down in last 2 days. Churchill forms Cabinet. Soldiers with barbed wire & bayonets guarding wall (?) against "Haven". (?)
10th Holland & Belgium invaded. Many air raids in France. Bank Holiday cancelled. Lovely day. Mother went out. Buses commandeered. Had to come home by train. Chamberlain resigns.

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Alwyne Garling
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