Ruth Bourne Diary entry, 14 May 1945

Ruth Bourne of Cowarne Court, Much Cowarne, chronicled her own family life in the context of global events in a remarkable, unbroken, sprawling saga from 1874 - 1953.The diaries capture significant moments in our national story that have particlar resonance today.

Ruth was staying in London when victory came and this is her personal account of a moment that will live forever. Turn the page to see a transcript of the entry.

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