Record

LevelFile
Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)COW/4/H/2
TitleDiary: 1942
Extent1 file
Date1942
DescriptionEntries dated Thursday 1 January 1942 to Thursday 31 December 1942.

Entries reference events during the Second World War, including fighting in Tunis, December 1942; in August he comments about the Duke of Windsor and Hannen Swaffer, drama critic, and also records the death and funeral of his friend, Prince George, Duke of Kent. There is a suggestion, by King George VI, of a knighthood for Coward, in December Coward writes that the suggestion had been 'sabotaged'. There is also reference to the premiere of 'In Which We Serve' and comments concerning 'London Pride' and 'This Happy Breed'.

People referenced in the diary include Ronald Neame; Margot Asquith, Countess of Oxford
NotesFormer reference: Section H Diaries of Noël Coward, Box 1
Access StatusOpen