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WWII – The 75th Anniversary

Battle of the Atlantic – October

Convoys are now provided with escorts as far as 19 degrees west (about 300 miles west of Ireland). The Canadian forces provide similar cover in their waters. There are, however, still very few escorts and the cover is not strong. Continue reading “WWII – The 75th Anniversary”

WWII – The 75th Anniversary – Axis Diplomacy

27 – September

Germany, Italy and Japan sign an agreement promising that each will declare war on any third party which joins the war against one of the three. Continue reading “WWII – The 75th Anniversary – Axis Diplomacy”

WWII – The 75th Anniversary – Battle of Britain

25 – 30 September – On this day

The German attacks in this period are sent mostly against aircraft factories. Continue reading “WWII – The 75th Anniversary – Battle of Britain”

WWII – The 75th Anniversary – French West Africa

23-25 September

British and Free French forces try to bring the port of Dakar over to the Allied cause. The operation is code-named Menace. Continue reading “WWII – The 75th Anniversary – French West Africa”

WWII – The 75th Anniversary – Indochina

22 September

The Japanese enter Indochina after concluding a long period of negotiation with the Vichy government. Continue reading “WWII – The 75th Anniversary – Indochina”

WWII – The 75th Anniversary – Battle of Britain

19-25 September

German attacks continue with minor raids. Continue reading “WWII – The 75th Anniversary – Battle of Britain”

WWII – The 75th Anniversary – Battle of Britain

19 September – On this day

The German invasion fleet begins to disperse from the Channel ports.

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WWII – The 75th Anniversary – North Africa

18 September – On this day

The advance of the Italian Tenth Army comes to a halt, officially because of supply difficulties. Continue reading “WWII – The 75th Anniversary – North Africa”

WWII – The 75th Anniversary – Battle of Britain

18 September – On this day

During the day there is a German attack by 50 bombers on targets in London. Continue reading “WWII – The 75th Anniversary – Battle of Britain”

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