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Words & Speeches during WW2, November 1939

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

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Words & Speeches During WW2, November 1939

Thursday, November 9th, 1939 Mr Chamberlain in a speech read at the Mansion House luncheon: “I should like to make a few observations upon this strangest of wars which, in the form in which it has hitherto been waged, must … Continue reading

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War Diary 4th to 10th January 1940

Thursday, 4th January Russian air force active in region bordering railway line to Swedish frontier. Finns isolated a Soviet battalion, part of a force sent to make contact with Russian troops at Soujaervi, north of Lake Ladoga. Finnish war planes … Continue reading

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War Diary 28th to 31st December 1939

Thursday 28th December 1939 Censorship of Press messages from Moscow reimposed. Fierce hand to hand fighting on frozen Suvanto river near Mannerheim Line. Finns claimed to have wiped out two Russian companies. Reported that Russians have brought troops into Karelian … Continue reading

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