Tutto bene

By Blackdrake

A different Tuesday.

The items from Sunday's blip belonged to Flight Lieutenant Ronnie Wynzar, this diary belonged to his wife, Sylvia.

There are only 3 entries, one says recalled, one occupied flat and this one evacuated. Evacuated to who knows where, but I'll bet she was glad because the following night NE England, including Stockton, was badly hit by bombs.
"On the night of 19 June 1940, just after 11pm, the air raid sirens sounded to herald the first major raid on the area which was to last more than 3 hours and involved more than 100 enemy aircraft." From Stockton Council website.
This was also the day Churchill made one of his most famous speeches, commonly known as Their Finest Hour Speech :
" The whole fury and might of the enemy must very soon be turned on us. Hitler knows that he will have to break us in this island or lose the war. If we can stand up to him, all Europe may be freed and the life of the world may move forward into broad, sunlit uplands.

But if we fail, then the whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new dark age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science. Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves, that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, This was their finest hour.

Other than these 3 diary entries, there are a few knitting patterns, material yardages for making clothes, a Christmas gift list and a few names and numbers.

I know it is the 100th anniversary of WWI and these items are from WWII but hope you find them interesting all the same.

I had good news today, there has been a change of fortune with regard to annual leave for Paul at Christmas, he can now come up and stay for 9 days over the festive season! Of course this happened after he had been refused the holidays and I'd hastily booked him a Christmas Eve flight. I'm relieved and the kids very happy. I'm now looking forward to Christmas more, could still do without it, but I'm less humph!


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