Manuscript diary, 1939-09 - 1945-06
Scope and Contents
Subjects include: the outbreak of war; directing the Hadfield-Spears Mobile Hospital Unit in France and its evacuation; ELS's departure for Dakar [Senegal] with General Charles de Gaulle and her concern for his position with the Government; bombing raids in London; taking the ambulance unit to the Levant; accounts of torture by the Gestapo in southern France; her view of de Gaulle's hostility to Britain; the unit's part in the victory parade in Paris; de Gaulle's ingratitude to ELS; her own work in the war.
Also includes an outline for a book on the war and a calendar of dates, and brief drafts of a story.
- 1939-09 - 1945-06
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
Language of Materials
Former / Other Reference
Acc 1048 Box 6
Some pages at the front and back of the diary have been torn out.
DateText: The diary covers September-October 1939, April 1940-March 1941 and April-June 1945.
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