No question now that the second front has been decided on. All the papers talk of it as a certainty and Moscow is publicising it widely. Whether it is really feasible remains to be seen, of course.

Cutting from BBC monitoring report. Typical of many similar German announcements.

Pasted sideways in the manuscript is the BBC monitoring report and his own typed report of the liquidation of Lidice. The texts are verbally the same. (See CW, XIII, p. 364).

Aus George Orwells Tagebüchern, 15.06.1942