Tomorrow I'll start post-blogging 1940. My starting point will be 25 August 1940 (the day after the first bombs fell on central London, one of the starting points of the Blitz) and will take it through to some point in October. As usual, I'll be presenting the view from the press, using daily newspapers like The Times, the Manchester Guardian and the Daily Mail, and also a Sunday weekly, the Observer. I might also try complementing this with the view from home intelligence. Unlike my previous efforts I won't try to cover everything that was going on; the basic facts are well enough known anyway. Instead I'll take inspiration from Alan Allport's now-completed post-blogging of British demobilisation and try to give a flavour, an impression of what was happening, how people felt and reacted. Of course it may evolve as it goes along.
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