News Excerpts of the time:
Prime Minister Lord Halifax tried again to tamp down wild speculation and unfounded rumors about what has been going on at the docklands and military aerodromes all around southern England. Though there have been some reports of bombs hitting London and some military bases the PM says that the extent of the damage is overblown.
In order to control the yellow journalists and anti-government elements, he has put the country under lockdown so that no reporters are allowed to travel into any places that are rumored to be damaged by bombs. No pictures are allowed because this just causes needless panic in other parts of the country.
Just this morning Lord Halifax stated, “Everyone, please just consult your newspapers and listen to the wireless and you will see that business is going on normally and that there is nothing to be concerned about.”
The PM has taken some flak recently about his decision to withdraw from the previous September’s declaration of war against Germany. He sarcastically refers to that whole episode as a Phoney War and that he wanted no part of it.
Meanwhile, the weather has been just beautiful and people everywhere are enjoying their summer outings.