Valentine Ackland et al. - 30 January, 1945
from The diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner, pages 128-129:
Twisting the wireless tonight in search of Hitler's speech V. got onto the 1st act of Walküre - the finale as it turned out, of a grand Fuehrer-concert. Given one was a Nazi it would certainly have fine drama and appropriateness tonight; with the Red Army in the Brandenburg mark, and taking Königsberg, and Berlin raided night & day: the voluntary defiant outlawing, the invocation to Nothung, and all that. They sang as if they meant. So would good artists on any date, and under any circumstances.
Sylvia Townsend Warner, and Claire Harman (ed.), The diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner (:London, 1995), p. 128-129. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1442937538485 accessed: 4 December, 2022
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|Date/Time||30 January, 1945|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|