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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. 
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World War ll London Blitz Diary: 12-12-41 We had news at nine p.m. that Hitler has dismissed Von Brauchitsh and announced that he himself has taken over supreme command of the German Army. The Germans are now suffering defeat in Russia. Let us pray that at last the Germans are cracking. The Germans are suffering. It is so much the better. When they suffer enough then they will cease inflicting suffering on others.


12-12-41
We had news at nine p.m. that Hitler has dismissed Von Brauchitsh and announced that he himself has taken over supreme command of the German Army.  The Germans are now suffering defeat in Russia. Let us pray that at last the Germans are cracking. The Germans are suffering. It is so much the better. When they suffer enough then they will cease inflicting suffering on others.
12-24-41
Christmas Eve. At nine p.m. our time, there was a rally from Washington of speeches by Roosevelt and Churchill on the occasion of the lighting up of the community Christmas tree on the White House lawn. It was very moving.
12-26-41
I am always sorry to hear the news because I’m always hoping to hear Hitler has hanged himself and I really should hate to miss the announcement of his decease. I find this Christmas I am even for the war! I’ve lost my impatience with the senile and self-seeking politicians. I still think they are fools and criminals, but they are behind us. I see the present imperativeness of fighting evil. It doesn’t matter now that incompetents allowed Hitler to murder Europe; what does matter is that the competent shall now and henceforward proceed with the annihilation of Hitler and all his works.
 Hitlerism must be exterminated. We shall go on suffering in the fight, all of us, but we shall fight, and we shall win. Good and Evil. God and the Devil. Satan rampant. Yes, Satan. With the help of God, good men will vanquish him in the end. Hitler has refused to acknowledge God, and he has damned himself. He has damned all his followers. The Nazis are, and will, excreted by all good men now, and until the end of the world.  The Nazi’s suffer for Hitler and will be infamous forever as recompense. The nations who fight Hitler suffer, but dead or living, will have glory.
12-27-41
Churchill addressed Congress last night and this speech was broadcast from Washington. It was a fine speech.

World War ll London Blitz Diary: 12-7-41 It was a queer weekend. Big mock invasion maneuvers are being carried out in this region. Four thousand Home Guards from our Romford district are “out” tracking down “the enemy” who is being acted by the real military units. The war news remains bad, although the Germans have retreated from Rostov but fighting rages unceasingly in Russia, and also in Libya.

It was a queer weekend. Big mock invasion maneuvers are being carried out in this region. Four thousand Home Guards from our Romford district are “out” tracking down “the enemy” who is being acted by the real military units. The war news remains bad, although the Germans have retreated from Rostov but fighting rages unceasingly in Russia, and also in Libya.

Moreover at any moment hostilities may open in the Far East, between Japan and the U.S.A. Yesterday President Roosevelt sent a personal message to the Emperor of Japan, a last attempt to avert war. It is nine-thirty p.m. and war has started in the Pacific. The Japanese have attacked several U.S.A. bases, particularly Guam and Pearl Harbor, in Hawaii. Treachery, murder, and damnation.
12-8-41
At six thirty p.m. tonight we heard President Roosevelt addressing Congress. He said it was not necessary for Congress to declare war on Japan, because Japan had already declared war on America. “We are at war!” It was a very short speech, very impressive. At nine p.m. Churchill broadcast to us, and to the world. As promised, we line up with the U.S.A. and we too are at war with Japan. This is frightful. Roosevelt’s speech made me weep. Ted brought out the precious whiskey, and we drank to America, and the boys. Oh God! How can we endure?

12-10-41
The Japanese have sunk two of our largest ships. H.M.S. Prince of Wales, battleship, and thirty five thousand tons: and H.M.S. Repulse, cruiser, thirty two thousand tons.

12-11-41
Over two thousand men have been rescued from our ships, but Admiral Tom Phillips is among the missing.

12-12-41
Two thousand three hundred and thirty men saved out of a total of two thousand nine hundred and twenty five, but we are told the final figure is not fixed so we can hope a few more may be accounted for saved. The loss of these ships is a major catastrophe.We are told that the absence of adequate fighter protection is believed to have been a consequent of the suddenness of the Japanese attack before a declaration of war, and of the shortage of aircraft which has been experienced throughout the Empire since 1939, and which is only now being remedied by Great Britain.

World War ll London Blitz Diary :11-13-41 The news this morning gave this item: In Odessa the Romanians have rounded 2,500 Jews; men, women, and children, into a building, then shot them in relays, and finally set fire to the building. The Times this morning carries a report from Stockholm of the talk there of the impending invasion of Britain. It concludes. “This talk is backed by preparations on a gigantic scale which seems to indicate that Germany intends to make an attempt at airborne invasion of an unprecedented magnitude largely by gliders.

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11-13-41
The news this morning gave this item: In Odessa the Romanians have rounded 2,500 Jews; men, women, and children, into a building, then shot them in relays, and finally set fire to the building. The Times this morning carries a report from Stockholm of the talk there of the impending invasion of Britain. It concludes. “This talk is backed by preparations on a gigantic scale which seems to indicate that Germany intends to make an attempt at airborne invasion of an unprecedented magnitude largely by gliders. 
Reports, which obviously cannot be verified, state that the production of gliders runs into six figures and that each is capable of carrying a load of five tons and can be towed across the sea by Junkers 52 and Junkers 57 airplanes.

Many German specialists doubt whether the invasion of Britain can succeed however it is staged, but all agree, with relish, that whatever the cost for the Germans it will be a terrible calamity for England and is bound to cause the greatest confusion.

11-14-41
The U.S. Senate has passed the amendments to the Neutrality Bill. The Ark Royal has been sunk. She was hit yesterday, to the East of Gibraltar. General Huntziger has been killed in an airplane crash.

11-15-41
Only eighteen men from the Ark Royal are unaccounted for, and there is a chance they may have been picked up somewhere.

11-29-41
Last Sunday the drastic rationing of milk began. The allowance is two pints per week per adult. Bureaucracy: which is becoming the permanent curse of England. The dairymen declare there is enough milk, but the government forbid distribution. Anyhow, I’m tired. No meat, no butter, no eggs, no fruit and now no milk, no wonder we go to pieces.

12-3-41
The news is shocking; that is to my mind. In Parliament yesterday the Prime Minister outlined proposals for the further mobilization of manpower, and woman power, “to achieve the maximum national effort.”  
For the men, the age for compulsory military service is to be raised from forty-one to fifty-one, and lowered to eighteen and a half and to send them for service abroad at nineteen instead of twenty. 

For women, unmarried women between twenty and thirty to make compulsory liable to serve in the uniformed auxiliary services or Civil Defense with the rider that women joining A.T.S. will not be compelled to serve with guns, only volunteers may do that! This is outrageous. Further, boys and girls between sixteen and eighteen will be registered and “encouraged” to join various organizations through which they can obtain training required to fit them for national service;