4 April 2011

Thursday 3rd April 1941: Palais de Danse

Rather cold, showers but a little weak sunshine. The furniture of the three upstairs rooms came back to-day after being stored at the Palais de Danse, Merton, since shortly after the bombing, it being sent there on account of the rain coming through the damaged roof. To buy cats' meat at new shop in Amity Groove. Met Eddy Conrad: he is full of religion. Warning from 12.25 to 12.35 p.m. Night raid from 10.37 to 11.4 p.m. Much distant bombing and one plane from N. to S., no firing. Distant concussions continued in spite of the all clear. Further warning and distant bombs from 12.20 a.m. on 4th Fri. till 1.2 a.m.; another machine from N. to S. no firing at all.
On this day: Yugoslavia mobilises. British ambassador in Moscow, Sir Stafford Cripps, tells Stalin that German units are being deployed to attack eastern frontier.

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