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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 – 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”

1942 – The Boeing B-29 Superfortress makes its maiden flight

21 September – On this day

The Boeing B-29 Superfortress is a four-engine propeller-driven heavy bomber designed by Boeing and was flown primarily by the United States during World War II and the Korean War. Continue reading “1942 – The Boeing B-29 Superfortress makes its maiden flight”

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 – 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 – 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”

1940 – Sidi Barani taken

16 September – On this day

North Africa … The Italians take Sidi Barani as their cautious advance into Egypt begins to grind to a halt. Continue reading “1940 – Sidi Barani taken”

WWII – The 75th Anniversary – Battle of Britain

14 September – On this day

The daytime attacks on London are repeated again after two quieter days. Continue reading “WWII – The 75th Anniversary – Battle of Britain”

WWII – The 75th Anniversary – North Africa

13 September – On this day

Italian forces begin a cautious offensive from Libya into Egypt. Continue reading “WWII – The 75th Anniversary – North Africa”

WWII – The 75th Anniversary – Battle of Britain

10 September – On this day

Hitler postpones Operation Sealion decision for four days. Continue reading “WWII – The 75th Anniversary – Battle of Britain”

1939 – Canada declares war

10 September – On this day

Canada declares war on Nazi Germany, joining the Allies – Poland, France, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia. Continue reading “1939 – Canada declares war”

WWII – The 75th Anniversary – Battle of Britain

9 September – On this day

The Germans send about 200 bombers, well escorted, to London. Continue reading “WWII – The 75th Anniversary – Battle of Britain”

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