Orwell diaries to go online

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Extracts from the diaries of George Orwell will be made available online for the first time. The Orwell Prize for political writing will publish extracts from his diaries from 1938-1942, beginning on August 9th, 70 years after his first entry. The diaries cover daily life in England, Europe and Morocco as well as the impending world war. One entry from Gibraltar on September 7th, 1938 reads: ‘At least 3,000 refugees from Franco territory. Authorities now trying to get rid of these on pretext of overcrowding... Overheard local English resident: "It's coming right enough. Hitler's going to have Czecho-Slovakia all right. If he doesn't get it now he'll go on and on till he does. Better let him have it at once. We shall be ready by 1941."’

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