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.

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Sylvia Townsend Warner, and Claire Harman (ed.), The diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner (:London, 1995), p. 128-129. accessed: 21 July, 2024


Valentine Ackland
Sylvia Townsend Warner
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Date/Time 30 January, 1945
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Tue, 22 Sep 2015 16:58:58 +0100
Approved on Tue, 13 Oct 2015 16:34:07 +0100