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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”

WWII – The 75th Anniversary – Germany, planning

17 September – On this day

General Paulus, the Deputy Chief of the Army General Staff, presents a further plan for the attack on the Soviet Union. Continue reading “WWII – The 75th Anniversary – Germany, planning”

WWII – The 75th Anniversary – Battle of Britain

17 September

Although the Battle of Britain did not officially end until 31 October, and indeed there were still some fierce clashes to come, it was effectively over after 15 September. Continue reading “WWII – The 75th Anniversary – Battle of Britain”

WWII – The 75th Anniversary – Battle of Britain

17 September – On this day

Hitler postpones Operation Sealion until further notice. The German invasion flotillas are attacked during the night by RAF Bomber Command and a fair degree of damage is done. Continue reading “WWII – The 75th Anniversary – Battle of Britain”

WWII – The 75th Anniversary – Mediterranean

16/17 September

Aircraft from the carrier Illustrious, escorted by the battleship Valiant, attack Benghazi during the night. Continue reading “WWII – The 75th Anniversary – Mediterranean”

WWII – The 75th Anniversary – Battle of Britain

15 September – On this day – The Turning Point

Kesselring makes another great effort against London.  Continue reading “WWII – The 75th Anniversary – Battle of Britain”

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