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11 November 2012

9th to 12th Nov 1942: victory bells

9 Mon. White morning frost & mist, but cold, bright, sunny afternoon.  Cycled to Morden to buy fish also other shopping in Raynes Park, also to West Barnes for a ride. Alf's Lily & Ethel called to tell us about the funeral arrangements. Mrs.Child called.

10 Tues. Rather cold but fine with some sunshine that could be felt in the afternoon. Cycled to Morden cat' meat shop. To florists in Coombe Lane to order a wreath for Uncle Henry's funeral. Returned along the little rail path where I saw a Pacific loco. Madge & Margaret called in evening.

"I have not become the King's First Minister in order to preside over the liquidation of the British Empire" - Winston Churchill, at Mansion House, London, 10 November 1942.

11 Wed. Very cold, thick fog all day. Armistice Day: bought a poppy. To buy something for dnner also to grocers and the post office: took accumulator. Hitler orders his troops to occupy the whole of France in contravention of his terms with France. Mr.Churchill orders church bells to be rung on Sunday to celebrate our victory in North Afrtica.

12 Thur. Very cold, dull, misty. To take letter to Mrs.Child; Mrs Snudden was there. Took a book for Gladys but no one at home - put it through letter-box. To Morden cats' meat shop.  

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