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LevelFile
Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)COW/4/H/3
TitleDiary: 1943
Extent1 file
Date1943
DescriptionEntries dated Friday 1 January 1943 to Friday 31 December 1943.

Entries discuss events during the Second World War, including reference to Italy in May 1943. Also in May, Coward notes there is an opportunity for Anthony Eden to become Viceroy of India; the death of Leslie Howard; and a visit to the Prime Minster, Winston Churchill, where Coward played 'Don't Let's Be Beastly to the Germans. In December Coward comments on a visit to New York. There is reference to 'This Happy Breed'.

People referenced in the diary include Anthony and Beatrice Eden; Max Beaverbrook; Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt; Henry Morgenthau Junior; Clare Boothe Luce; John Gunther; Gertrude Lawrence; Elsa Maxwell; Richard Rodgers; Greta Garbo
NotesFormer reference: Section H Diaries of Noël Coward, Box 1
Access StatusOpen