Monthly Archives: July 2011

Contribute to WW2 Blog

We are always interested in opinions, articles and stories about WW2.  If you have article you would like us publish and you can follow up any comments left over a period of time from interested parties then please feel free … Continue reading

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War Diary 23rd August – 3rd September 1939

Wednesday 23rd August Germany signs a pact of Non-agression with Russia signed by Molotov and Ribbentrop in the presence of Stalin Sir Neville Henderson, British Ambassador to Germany, delivers a message to Hitler from the British Government and a personal … Continue reading

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Sinking of The Athenia

The SS Athenia was launched from Govan shipyards on the Clyde in 1923 and was destined to travel the route from Britain to Canada.   On September 1st 1939 she left Liverpool at 1pm carrying 1,103 passengers with additional crew … Continue reading

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Danzig / Gdańsk and the start of WW2

Germany had occupied Danzig since 1870 and it was predominantly German speaking. Poland, which ceased to exist in 1795 as a fully independent state because of a series of invasions and partitions by the Kingdom of Prussia, the Russian Empire … Continue reading

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Britain’s WW2 Cabinet in 1939

The cabinet in 1939 consisted of the following: Rt. Hon. Arthur Neville Chamberlain, Prime Minister – Born in 1869, second son of Joseph Chamberlain was appointed Director  General of the National Service in 1916. Postmaster General in 1922, he was … Continue reading

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Why We Are At War – Part 2

>> continued from Part 1 << With what apprehension, then, and later with what hooror, did the outside world discern the phoenix-like growth in Germany of something which was all too plainly akin to the Prussianism which is was belieed the … Continue reading

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Why We Are At War – Part 1

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When Britain went to war in 1914 many reasons were advanced for the tremendous step.  The Primary cause of the War, or course, was the invasion of Belgium, whose integrity and independence we had been pledged to defend since the … Continue reading

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Germany on the Eve of the Nazi Betrayal

When, a week before the invasion of Poland, the correspondents of the British Press were withdrawn from Berlin, a curtain descended upon Germany, cutting if off, as it were, from the outside world.  Occasionally it was moved by the breath of rumour, … Continue reading

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I’m Posting Nearly Everyday in 2011!

I’ve decided I want to blog more. Rather than just thinking about doing it, I’m starting right now.  I will be posting on this blog at least once a week and possibly once a day for the rest of 2011. I … Continue reading

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Contribute Your WW2 Memories

The purpose of this blog and the website we are also putting together is to ask people to share their stories of World War Two from 1939 to 1945 from all over the world.  So many allied forces took part … Continue reading

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