May 23rd 1940
Thursday May 23rd
Events have moved too quickly for me to record them. The utterly incredible has happened: the invincible Maginot Line has been breached and the Germans are pouring into Northern France.
Out of this hideous mêlée, by the grace of God, Father returned after incredible adventures in the fortnight of his active service in France*. He was exhausted, and hardly seemed to know what had happened to him.
*Lorna's father had left for the war under sealed orders on 7th May 1940.