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I am the great-granddaughter of Ruby Side Thompson. 
Recently I started re-reading the World War ll journals and felt that they were such an important part of a history that will soon be forgotten if not published and shared with the world. These diary excerpts are not the entirety of what is published in print and kindle.
Ruby grew up during a time when education was just beginning to be encouraged for both upper and middle class women. During the late 1890's Ruby explored many radical political ideas of London, England. She met many famous people including the writers George Bernard Shaw and William Butler Yeats. 
5.0 out of 5 stars A choice pick, not to be overlooked, November 6, 2011 By Midwest Book Review (Oregon, WI USA)

World War ll London Blitz Diary: 9-21-40 There was one most awful explosion, which nearly frightened me to death. The Ryecroft house had been destroyed, and the whole family killed. Bombs had been dropped in various spots; one at “Strathmore” opposite the laundry; two on Oakland’s Avenue; one on Kingston Road, opposite the nursing home; one in the back brook at Arden Cottage; and one by the post office on Carlton Parade.

There was one most awful explosion, which nearly frightened me to death.
The Ryecroft house had been destroyed, and the whole family killed. Bombs had been dropped in various spots; one at “Strathmore” opposite the laundry; two on Oakland’s Avenue; one on Kingston Road, opposite the nursing home; one in the back brook at Arden Cottage; and one by the post office on Carlton Parade.

9-22-40
It is worse and worse. Last night’s raid lasted until four forty-five a.m. this morning. Another land mine was dropped, this time between Stanley Avenue and Carlton Road.
About two hundred houses are shattered and down, but luckily nobody was killed!
Two more raids today. I am sick with fright and nerves. I keep crying. I long to be in America.

9-23-40
On the seven o’clock news we were told of the sinking of one of the vessels carrying refugee children to Canada! Mrs. Ryecroft was found in the debris of her house, but not the slightest trace of Peter could be found. Mrs. Ryecroft was pinned right through her breast by a big beam.

10-4-40
It is not safe to be on the streets now after any warning, for the Germans have taken to low diving, and then machine-gunning anyone in sight.


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