Thomas Graham’s Diary – 25th July 1939

Graham continues in the personal vein of the previous entry, where in amongst his observations and updates on current affairs, he takes time to reflect and becomes philosophical.  The pretty, peaceful evening that he describes could be considered a metaphor for the country and even world as a whole, with an ominous tension building as the situation that is fast approaching becomes more apparent. For those who had lived through previous conflicts such as World War One, you would imagine the apprehension must have been especially present. They had a firm understanding of the real implications of war, and the tragic consequences which would affect so many lives, both for those fighting in whatever capacity, and those left behind.