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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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