4 September 2014

4th September 1944: grim victory

4 Mon. Rather cool, rain commencing in afternoon; very rough south west wind. In morning to N. Cheam meat shop but no meat: returned to Morden and bought some inferior stuff there. Again there were no flying bombs to-day; all the sites are now in Allied hands or are completely cut off and a large part of Belgium is liberated including Antwerp and Brussels. The Germans are in disorderly retreat to the Siegfried Line and at one point Germany has been invaded. The news is grand, I scarcely expected events would be so rapid but I cannot rejoice, this war has been such a grim affair; it is hard to realise we are well on the way to Victory.

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