London in the Blitz. Fred French, 66 Chestnut Road, Raynes Park, Wimbledon, London SW20 kept this diary, blogged 69 years later, during WWII and peacetime. He loves music, model aircraft, radios, railways, roses. His sister Theresa (Ciss) goes out to work - Fred does the shopping, etc.
'On this day' and other notes by Tony French.
By the same editor Poems Please Me
13 October 2013
Evacuate children, put up blackout curtains, kill the cat
A note here, from today's editor of this blog, which puts Fred's care for animals and endless search for cats' food into perspective. At the start of the war, government-sponsored advice to animal owners resulted in some 750,000 animals being put to death in the space of a single week. Link: this BBC report tells the story.