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War Diary March 28th to April 13th 1940, WW2

Thursday March 28th Supreme War Council met in London reviewed Allied strategy and issued solemn declaration of united action in making peace and in reconstruction after peace. Heinkel raider shot down in sea off coastline. Patrol aeroplane of Coastal Command … Continue reading

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War Diary February 22nd to 27th 1940, WW2

Thursday, February 22, 1940 Further naval awards were announced in recognition of gallantry in battle with ‘Graf Spee.’ Two Heinkel bombers shot down by RAF, one in Berwickshire, the other in sea off Northumberland coast. Russians reported to have lost … Continue reading

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Words & Speeches during WW2, November 1939

Words That History Will Remember Tuesday November 13th, 1939 M. Paul Reynauld, French Minister of Finance, in a broadcast: Returning two years ago from a visit to Germany. I said to my fellow countrymen: “Hurry up and arm. You have … 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 1st to 3rd January, 1940

Monday 1st January 1940 Royal proclamation issued extending liability of men for military service up to age 27. Violent¬†attack by Soviet forces in Taipale sector of Karelian Isthmus repulsed. North Suomusaalmi Finnish troops were in pursuit of defeated Russians. Bombing … 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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A Unique Day – Royal British Legion Remembrance

The Royal British Legion asked for donations with a difference, in return they gave out small cardboard poppies with red on one side and the reverse could be completed with family names who have fallen through any conflict of war. … Continue reading

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Women’s Land Army Tribute

During both the Great and the Second World War women were the back bone of British survival. ¬†Taking over the farms, and woods to ensure supplies continued whilst the men were away. To date there is no tribute to the … Continue reading

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War Diary November 19th to 23rd 1939

Sunday, 19th November It was reported that 120 Czech students had been executed by the Gestapo, and many thousands transported, following riots on Independence Day. Six enemy aircraft were sighted off South-East Coast, and unidentified planes over the Firth of … Continue reading

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