It was deathly silent on the streets of London the night of September 3, 1939, when Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain gravely declared war on Germany.
Marla looked out the window of Sebastian’s Bloomsbury House office at the lights of London. Sebastian stared at his hands as he twisted them nervously.
“You’d think declaring war would be loud, but it’s really very quiet,” Marla said, watching the emptiness of the streets as the reality of what war would mean sank in.
A newspaper on Sebastian’s desk read: “ENGLAND AND FRANCE DECLARE WAR ON GERMANY.”
Marla paced as they listened to the radio. Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain spoke: “It is evil things that we shall be fighting against, brute force, bad faith, injustice, suppression, and persecution, and against them I am certain that the right will prevail.”
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