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Passage to India, 1947


It had been snowing since before Christmas, and now it was early March  1947, and the weather had not changed. Snow was banked unevenly each side of the roads, like petrified clouds. The white fields lay stunned and silent. I … Continue reading

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April 28th 2016


Dear Reader We have finally reached the end of the sequence of diaries that I planned to put online. It consists of 612 diary entries covering 7 years and 4 months, from before the outbreak of World War 2 to … Continue reading

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April 7th 1946


I go out shooting with A. and get a rabbit and a grey squirrel. We also have a sort of family ride and I go over three jumps. The second one I do badly and come off, the first time … Continue reading

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January 28th 1946


I go up to town with Gus and then meet Angela at Paddington station. We drop her bag and go to Quaglinos, where we have a damn good evening. Saturday to see “Sigh No More”, and I get a table … Continue reading

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January 25th 1946


We have quite a successful evening and consequently I get no sleep until 3am through thinking of this and that. I had arranged to meet Barbara Paul in London this weekend, but I think it would be far better to … Continue reading

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January 23rd 1946


I go up to town last weekend with W/C Briggs in the car. He was in 1 Coy at RMC (Sandhurst) and I meet Joan Anderson in Mayfair for dinner and dance. Whilst out with Wendy and the Pekinese I … Continue reading

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January 14th 1946


I go down to Mongewell Park, which is a millionaire’s house and grounds near Wallingford, Berks. The Doc sees me and I throw away my sticks and do intensive P.T., swimming and bicycling. Gus Sheret is here and we go … Continue reading

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