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23 December 2014

23rd Dec 1944: a few bombs, friends and Xmas shopping

Harold Marshall, Hong Kong, 1924
23 Sat. Less cold, a little clearer. To Cheam in morning to buy cats’ meat, including some for Tibby Veale. A very pleasant surprise visit from Capt. Harold Marshall. An old friend who although he has got on has never forgotten me. Thence to Wimbledon to collect my new shoes also bought sweets and other things, eventually finishing my Xmas shopping – not an easy task in wartime. Mrs. Akroyd called bringing my brown suit which she had been minding since the bombing. Warning at 7.43 a.m. one down very distant N and one very distant NE: all clear at 7.55 a.m. A rocket at 6.50 p.m. also another at 7.40 p.m.

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