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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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Winston Churchill – Nazi Enemy No 1 (1939)

No statesman in British history has held so many positions of high Cabinet rank as the First Lord of the Admiralty. Winston Spencer Churchill comes of a great family, and bears a great name. He is a direct descendant of … 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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Contraband During WW2

Taken from an original article in 1939. Day and night the blockade of Germany goes on. Not by prowling submarine, but by the far more effective method of contraband control.  Not a ship can reach a German port by the North Sea … Continue reading

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Britain’s WW2 Cabinet in 1939

The cabinet in 1939 consisted of the following: Rt. Hon. Arthur Neville Chamberlain, Prime Minister – Born in 1869, second son of Joseph Chamberlain was appointed Director  General of the National Service in 1916. Postmaster General in 1922, he was … Continue reading

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