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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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Churchill’s WW2 Speech to the Nation October 1939

Reproduced below are the principal passages from Winston Churchill’s eagerly awaited broadcast speech of October 1st – this is a direct word for word copy as appeared in the War Illustrated. The British Empire and the French Republic have been at war with Nazi … Continue reading

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