Saturday, July 11, 2015

Battle of Britain: July 11, 2015

Bunker below the terrace at Monk's House
I don't like any of the feelings war breeds: patriotism; communal &c, all sentimental and emotional parodies of our real feelings.  But then, we're in for it.  Every day we have our raids: at night the bloodhounds are out.  I open my windows when I hear the Germans, & and the broad stalks of light rise all over the meadow feeling for them -- a strange early morning spectacle.  One sees nothing but the feelers of lights.  Then the drone buzz booms away, rather like a dentists drill.  No invasion so far.

July12, 1940
(D5 302)
The Battle of Britain began over Sussex July 10, 1940

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