‘I am not a great or important personage, but this will be the diary of an ordinary person’s life in war time. Though I may never live to read it again, perhaps it may not prove altogether uninteresting as a record of my life’
In 1939 seventeen-year-old Mary found herself in an extraordinary position at an extraordinary time: it was the outbreak of the Second World War and her father, Winston Churchill, had been appointed First Lord of the Admiralty; within months he would be Prime Minister. The young Mary was uniquely placed to observe this remarkable historical moment, and her diaries, most of which have never been published, provide a front-row view of the great events of war.
Join us as Emma Soames, daughter of Mary Churchill discusses these insightful diaries that give a unique perspective into that historic time.