26 March 2011

Tuesday 25th March 1941: rose bud & over-mantel

Up to 54 degrees which equals the previous highest this year; dull, rain commencing in afternoon. To Wimbledon in the rain to buy cats' meat. Uncle Henry called: he goes into hospital to-morrow. Saw first bid on climbing rose at front door & put up over-mantel* in best room.
* ornamental structure above mantelpiece
On this day:

  • Yugoslavia and Austria sign the Tripartite Pact, Germany agreeing not to demand passage for its troops. Demonstration in Belgrade.
  • Weak British, Australian, Indian force left with mostly old tanks to retain Libya. Meanwhile Rommel has recaptured El Agheila for Germany.

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