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Monthly calendar of events
between
January and April
1941.

1939. 1940. 1941. 1942. 1943. 1944. 1945.

1941.

Himmler.

JANUARY

3rd

Australian troops take 5000 prisoners at Bardia in Libya.

5th

Bardia falls to Allies 25,000 prisoners and 6 generals captured.

7th

Tobruk falls to the Allies.

10th.

Germans order all Jews ordered to register in the Netherlands.

Malta heavily bombed by Italians and German Air Forces.

11th.

155 German planes bomb Portsmouth with 140 tons of high explosive and over 40,000 incendiary bombs.

13th

 

Blitz.

London and Plymouth bombed again.

 

16th

Incendiaries and high explosives dropped on Bristol in a severe raid.

17th.

Incendiaries and high explosives dropped on Swansea. in a severe raid.

23rd.

 

Malta Bombing

Malta heavily bombarded again

100,000 Italian prisoners taken so far in North African Campaign.

 

25th

Badly damaged aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious leaves Valetta for repairs at Alexandria.

27th.

All civil servants and state officials ordered to swear oath of allegiance to Marshall Petain in France.

 

Liverpool Bombing

Liverpool Bombing.

 

FEBRUARY 1941.

The war is costing the UK £11 million per day.

7th

British and Commonwealth troops capture Benghazi.

8th

9th.

 

An anxious Churchill

An anxious Churchill.

GIVE US THE TOOLS!
Churchill speaks to USA Congress

12th

Rommel arrives in Tripoli to lead the German Afrika Korps

14th

German heavy Cruiser Admiral Hipper ends a fourteen day cruise in which it sunk 64 allied vessels.

15th

Austria deports 1000 Jews a month to Poland.

Australian troops arrive in Singapore.

22nd

Daily bread ration in Warsaw ghetto is set at 3 0z (85 grams) per day. Over 400 people dying each week from starvation.

23rd

SS troops arrest 400 Jews in Amsterdam after a German officer is accidentally hurt in a Jewish owned bar.

Australian soldiers reinforce Singapore Garrison.

24th

 

Torpedoed.

Five British Merchant ships torpedoed in N. Atlantic.

 

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HMS Terror after valuable aid to army in N. Africa sinks after 3 days of air attacks in Mediterranean.

HMS Dainty sunk off Tobruk.

25th

 

Churchill loved hats!

Churchill loved hats!

Nazis clamp down on a wave of demonstrations and strikes in Holland protesting at the persecution of the Jews.

27th

Marshall law is declared in Amsterdam as 389 Jews arrested last week are deported to Buchenwald camp.

Australia sends troops to Greece.

28th.

2,289 people have been killed and 3,080 injured in air raids on England in the last two months.

 

Russian women seeking their loved ones.

Russian women seeking their loved ones.

 

March 1941.

6th

 

Convoys in high seas
Convoys in high seas

Churchill says the "Battle of the Atlantic has begun"

8th

More blitz on London. Cafe de Paris nightspot bombed.

9th

Portsmouth heavily bombed.

13th

Hitler orders Goering and Rosenberg to exploit the Soviet economy to serve Germany.

15th

Bomb falls on Buckingham Palace.

Rommel's Afrika Corps attack British and Commonwealth Troops.

19th

Massive German air raid by 479 bombers leave 750 people dead.

22nd

German battle cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau end a 20 day cruise in which they sunk 22 ships.

British government agrees to let US grain ships deliver emergency cargo to Vichy France.

Hess crash lands in Britain

April 1941

 

Victims in Concentration camps

Victims in Concentration camps

3rd

British troops evacuate Benghazi in the face of Rommel's advance.

Hitler orders raids on British historic towns as revenge for bombing of Lubeck.

10th

British and Australian troops besieged at Tobruk.

13th

Germans take Bardia.

16th

 

Churchill Inspects Bomb Damage.

Churchill Inspects Bomb Damage.

500 bombers drop 100,000 bombs in one night on London.

8th

272 RAF bombers raid Hamburg.

17th

Gestapo reports increase in anti-Nazi graffiti in Dortmund and other Rheinland industrial areas.

20th

US carrier Wasp delivers 46 Spitfires to Malta, of which 30 are immediately destroyed by Luftwaffe.

Laval broadcasts to French people that Russia must not be allowed to win war and calls for closer co-operation with Germany.

21st

Germans shoot 20 French hostages for complicity in the Resistance.

26th

Hitler made supreme judge of Reich and given powers to act independently of the law.

27th

RAF bombs Rostok for the fourth night, 70% of city destroyed and 100,000 are homeless.

27th

 

Churchill Broadcasts

A Difficult Time

'Westward, Look, the Land is Bright'

1000 Jews deported to their deaths at Belzec and Sobibor from Theresienstadt in Czechoslovakia.

30th

4,432 Jews have died of starvation and typhoid in the Warsaw ghetto.

Renewed bombing in London kills 938, and 998 injured.

Women in the factories

Women in War Work.

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The purpose of these pages is to tell the story of Churchill's life - not to give a detailed account of the wars he was involved in, for that is a vast subject.

To obtain an idea of the cause and magnitude of the war, examine the monthly calendar for each year - they include many photographs.

It is important to remember that heavy censorship of news took place throughout them, and therefore knowledge of many of these events was not available until long after they happened - or until after the wars had ended.

1939.

1940.

January

February

March

April

1940.

May

June

July

August

1940.

September

October

November

December

1941.

January

February

March

April

1941.

May

June

July

August

1941.

September

October

November

December

1942.

January

February

March

April

1942.

May

June

July

August

1942.

September

October

November

December

1943.

January

February

March

April

1943.

May

June

July

August

1943.

September

October

November

December

1944.

January

February

March

April

1944.

May

June

July

August

1944.

September

October

November

December

1945.

January

February

March

April

1945,

May

June

July

August

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Short biography of Hitler
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List of all the Ranks in the British Armed Forces

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