Author Archives: Callie

The BBC News| September 4th 1939

SS Athenia is sunk outward bound to the United States.   Listen to the BBC news for this day 80 years ago! Advertisements

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The King’s Speech – 3rd September 1939

80 years ago today King George VI delivered this speech addressing Britain’s involvement in World War II.

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Guest WW2 Writers and Bloggers

Do you like to write about WW2, would you like to share your discoveries or family stories of anyone who fought during WW2? Due to time constraints we cannot always update this blog, but are always looking for bloggers who … Continue reading

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War Diary March 28th to April 13th 1940, WW2

Thursday March 28th Supreme War Council met in London reviewed Allied strategy and issued solemn declaration of united action in making peace and in reconstruction after peace. Heinkel raider shot down in sea off coastline. Patrol aeroplane of Coastal Command … Continue reading

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Bomber Command Memorial

Incase you missed the ceremony in London for the Bomber Command: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01kbyml/A_Tribute_to_Bomber_Command/

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War Diary March 19th to 27th 1940

Tuesday March 19th 1940 Air Ministry announced that, following German raid on Orkneys RAF bombers damaged German air base at Hornum on island of Sylt. Action was still in progress at midnight. Important debates took place in both House of … Continue reading

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War Diary March 13th to 18th, 1940 WW2

Wednesday 13th March, 1940 Finnish Foreign Minister, M. Tanner broadcast official confirmation of peace agreement and its terms. Later he announced that Finland, Norway and Sweden are to discuss formation of defensive alliance. Fighting continued on nearly all Finnish fronts … Continue reading

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D-Day Landings Operation Overlord June 6 1944

Sixty Eight years ago, on double British Summer Time, service-men from Allied Expeditionary Force were preparing to invade Fortress Europe by sea and air. I was trying to find two clips this year that encapsulate the D-Day landings, as yet … Continue reading

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War Diary March 7th to March 12th 1940

Thursday March 17th 1940 Fighting continued on ice of Vippuri Bay, where Russians made repeated attacks in attempt to obtain footing on western shore. They were stated to have achieved some success north of Lake Ladoga. Helsinki announced that Russia had offered … Continue reading

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War Diary 29th February to 6th March 1940

Thursday 29th February 1940 Russians claimed to be within four miles of Viipur and to be preparing final assault on town. Finns repulsed three attempts by Russians to cross Taipale river, and frustrated an attack near Pitkaerantae, north-east of Lake … Continue reading

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