Monthly Archives: October 2011

Words & Speeches WW2, October- November 1939

Wednesday October 25th, 1939 Leopold, King of Belgians in a broadcast to the United States: In 1937 Belgium proclaimed her policy of independence.  Our large neighbours acknowledged this declaration and even went further by commiting themselves to respect Belgian territory. Belgium is one of … Continue reading

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Words & Speeches WW2, October 1939

Thursday, October 19th King Gustave of Sweden and President Kallio of Finland in broadcasts for the Royal Palace at Stockholm: My invitation to this meeting was a duty I had to perform. Sweden’s welfare and my warm feelings for the … Continue reading

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War Diary November 19th to 23rd 1939

Sunday, 19th November It was reported that 120 Czech students had been executed by the Gestapo, and many thousands transported, following riots on Independence Day. Six enemy aircraft were sighted off South-East Coast, and unidentified planes over the Firth of … Continue reading

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War Diary 13th to 18th November, 1939

Monday, November 13th RAF fighter aircraft repulsed a German raider over the East Coast. Two attacks on the Shetlands were made by enemy aircraft, which were driven off by anti-aircraft gunfire. Bombs were dropped, the first time in this war … Continue reading

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New Evidence That Hitler Escaped From Germany

A recently published book by Journalist Gerrard Williams and filmmaker Simon Dunstan claims to have found evidence that Adolf Hitler fled Germany and lived out his life in Argentina.  A pilot in a court in 1947 gave evidence that he … Continue reading

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War Diary November 6th to November 12th, 1939

Monday, November 9th French High Command announced that in a violent fight over the Western Front between 27 German and 9 French fighters, 9 enemy machines were brought down, 7 behind the French lines. The French suffered no loss. Molotov, … Continue reading

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Words & Speeches from WW2, 1939 to Remember (8)

A Record of Important Declarations and Statements during WW2 in 1939. Tuesday October 17th 1939 Statement issued by the War Office through the Ministry of Information: German propaganda has endeavoured to create the impression that Poland was sacrificed by her … Continue reading

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War Diary October 30th to November 5th 1939

Monday, October 3oth The Admiralty announced that a destroyer flotilla was in action with German bombers south of the Dogger Bank. No damage was done to the ships. Nazi reconnaissance plane was seen over the north-east cost of England. Britain fighter aircraft … Continue reading

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Words & Speeches of WW2, 1939 (7)

A select record from week to week of important war declarations and speeches made during 1939 Saturday, September 30th His Holiness Pope Pius XII in an address to a deputation of Poles: I am most sorrowful that hundreds of thousands … Continue reading

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Daladier, the Strong Man of France (1939)

France’s Prime Minister, Minister of War and National Defence, is one who for years past has played a prominent part in the political life of the great republic.  Here we are told something of his career as told in the … Continue reading

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