Saturday, June 25, 2011

Blitz Diary

Some of you may remember the wartime diaries I came across in mother's attic back in 2009. I started posting the entries last year, but I let it fall by the wayside. Well I've now resurrected Blitz Diary, with each of Eileen Kelly's original diary entries being posted exactly 70 years to the day after she wrote them.

What I love most about the diary entries is how very normal life is, despite being set in central London at the height of the Blitz! Eileen's life is ordinary bordering on boring, with regular visits to the cinema and occasional dances - the sustained bombing barely merits a mention - but that's just part of the charm of the diary.


  1. I'll add it on to my list of blogs to follow :-)

  2. Wonderful! I love her 5 year diary too, so this will be a very cool companion piece since it's from another interesting point in history (for an American, I'm waiting with rather bated breath for many Kennedy references). I saw a wonderful movie recently about this time frame just outside London and it was similar in that everyday normal things were occurring even though it was smack dab in the middle of the Blitz. If I remember the name, I'll pass it on (it was on Netflix instant play. I wish their search feature was a little more handy!)

  3. Oh how cool, I'll add it to my follow list :)

  4. HOORAY!! I was so lost when it stopped, but I've checked back off & on. THANK YOU for bringing it back!


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