On this day Mussolini said Italy must go to war, like Germany, in Italy's case to attain 'liberty on the seas; a window on the ocean'. And the USA refused to recognise the pro-Japanese 'puppet' government in China (see yesterday) proclaimed in Nanking.
Back on Friday, 5th January Fred ...Polished brass step and door-knocker. Washed tiled path in front of house, and washed living-room floor at night. Bradleys moved from 72 Chestnut to Doris's and Erney Pudneys at Worcester Park bequeathing us Dinkey who is now our cat, so dear Sandy has a successor at last. Bradley's is a house of happy memory: I can never forget the lovely auburn haired brown eyed little Connie who knocked at our door and timidly asked for Miss French. I saw her grow into womanhood and now she has little Christine. She brought love back into my heart when I had almost lost the faculty.