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Category Archives: 1939
SS Athenia is sunk outward bound to the United States. Listen to the BBC news for this day 80 years ago!
80 years ago today King George VI delivered this speech addressing Britain’s involvement in World War II.
Among the reports in the White Paper concerning the treatment of Jews in Germany was one from Mr R T Smallbones, formerly H.M. Consul-General in Frankfurt-on-Main, Mr Smallbones and his daughter, who witnessed the terrible effects of the progrom of … Continue reading
Wednesday 20th 1939 Admiral Lord Chatfield in a broadcast: Whatever she may say Germany needs a short war, and so her hope is to break the British Navy’s grip on her supplies and to endeavour to defeat us rapidly where … Continue reading
Saturday, December 2nd 1939 Letter addressed to Mr Rudolf Holst, Permanent Finnish Delegate, to Mr Avenol, Secretary-General of the League of Nations: The Union of Soviet Socialist Republic, with which Finland, since the signature of the treaty of peace at … Continue reading
Tuesday, Devember 14th, 1939 Mr G.A. Grippenburg, Finish Minister, at a meeting at the House of Lords: I stand before you as a representative of a small, democratic, preace-loving country which overnight, without warning and witout any declaration of war, … Continue reading
Monday December 11th, 1939 Extracts from White Book issued by Finnish Government, outlining the Soviet’s demands: To make possible the blocking of the Gulf of Finland by artillery from both coasts to prevent enemy warships or transports entering the Gulf … Continue reading
Tuesday, November 28th, 1939 Reply to Finnish Government to Russian demand for withdrawal of troops from frontier near Leningrad: It is established that the discharge of cannon shots mentioned in your communication did not take place on the Finnish side. … Continue reading
Monday November 27 1939 Mr Herbert Morrison, MP Leader of the London County Council, in a broadcast: Stage by stage Hitler built up his power. Piece by piece he swallowed up his neighbours. Each time, like the drunkard, he swore … Continue reading