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The diaries of Joan Marion Drake (1940-1945) detail six years of the life of a young English school-child during WWII. She was the daughter of a farmer, dutiful to her studies, and she remarks on the war.

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1st Month JANUARY, 1940 31 Days Septuagesima Snuday

Sun. 21 very cold. It's snowing hard. Did not go to Sunday School.

MON. 22 Sheila had slight sore throat and so stayed at home.

TUES. 23 had a lot of homework

WED. 24 Full Moon, 11.22 p.m. Janet was late home snowed slightly.

THUR. 25 Conversion of St. Paul Mummy and Daddy played Film Fantasy with us. snowed

FRI. 26 Sun Rises, 7.49 ; Sets, 4.36 nearly missed the bus for school. Did all homework

SAT. 27 went for music lesson. Came home and made a snowman snow about 5ins thick. [ ]

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31 Days JANUARY, 1940 1st Month Sexagesima Sunday

Sun. 28 Did crayoning competitions. Did not go to Chapel.

MON. 29 still very cold. Big snow drifts Covney and Aldruth isolated

TUES. 30 we did our colour. chart for art.

WED. 31 Last Quarter, 2.47 p.m. Janet's Sunday School Treat. Was ill did not go. Preasant H handkerchiefs

29 Days FEBRUARY, 1940 2nd Month THUR. 1 very cold. Janet went to School on the Sledge.

FRI. 2 Purification of B .V .M . Sun Rises, 7.38 ; Sets, 4.50 Put my pattern on my neddlework apron. Janet stayed at home

SAT. Janet did not go to music. Walked on frozen drifts.

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2nd Month FEBRUARY, 1940 29 Days Quinquagesima Snuday

Sun. 4 Sheila and Janet played with [ ]. Rained all day Made patterns with paper squares [ ]

MON. 5 Learnt furst [speech] in Twelth Night Janet did not go to school

TUES. 6 Shrove Tuesday Had pancakes for Dinner.

WED. 7 Ash Wednesday Poured with rain Auntie Kilty and Uncle Will came over for tea.

THUR. 8 New Moon, 7.45 a.m. Weather very mild

FRI. 9 Sun Rises, 7.28 ; Sets, 5.2 Had recorder Janet went out for first time.

SAT. 10 went for music lesson. played outside before dinner. Made []offe

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29 Days FEBURARY, 1940 2nd month 1st Sunday in Lent. Ember Week Sun. 11 went to chapel in morning, saw Rodger. Mon. 12 Tues. 13 Wed. 14 St. Valentine. Ember Day Thur. 15 Fri. 16 Ember Day Sun Rises, 7.15; Sets, 5.15 First Quarter, 12.55 p.m. Sat. 17 Ember Day

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2nd Month FEBURARY, 1940 29 Days Sun. 18 2nd Sunday in Lent Mon. 19 Tues. 20 Wed. 21 Thur. 22 Fri. 23 Sun Rises, 7.0; Sets, 5.27 O Full Moon, 9.55 a.m. Sat. 24 St. Matthias

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