Orwell Diaries

I’ve been reading George Orwell’s diaries. There is lots of fascinating political commentary as well as how many eggs his chicken’s produced. I find it fun to read what happened 70 years ago on this day.

On September 1, 1939 Orwell wrote:

Invasion of Poland began this morning. Warsaw bombed. General mobilization proclaimed in England, ditto in France plus martial law.

You can read the rest of the entry plus the newspaper clippings that he saved at The Orwell Prize.