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1941.

MAY 12th

Because the House of Commons has been destroyed by enemy bombs MPs meet in the House of Lords for the first time.

14th

French Police round up 1,000 Jews and hand them over to the Germans.

24th

Royal Navy Battleship HMS Hood is sunk by the Bismarck - 1,421 sailors die.

31st

First US food ship arrives in the UK.

 

Royal Navy Battleship HMS Royal Oak

Royal Navy Battleship HMS Royal Oak

JUNE 1941

Hitler attacks Russia. Stalin was stunned and almost has a nervous breakdown. He had been warned by both the US and the Foreign Office of Hitler's plans but ignored them.

13th

Marshall Petain announces the arrest of a further 12,000 Jews.

17th

RAF reveals "radio-location' has been Britain's key weapon against German bombers.

22nd

Germany invades the USSR on a 1,800 mile front.

26th

Army stages a huge practise mock invasion of Ireland.

 

Russian mother protecting her baby

Russian mother protecting her baby amid the destruction of her home.

 

JULY 1941

 

Britain decides to build a Uranium bomb. It turned out to be too large a task and the project was taken over by the USA.

16th

Smolensk falls to Germans and they advance on Moscow and Leningrad.

24th

Marshall Petain expels British from Vichy France.

AUGUST

Hess crash lands in Britain

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Himmler and Hitler

Himmler and Hitler

Fainting when his coat is splashed with brains, Himmler orders research into alternative methods of mass murder.

2nd

Roosevelt sends aid to USSR. Amongst this were 300,000 Dodge 6 x 6 Heavy Transporters.

12th

U boat sinks royal Canadian ship Picotee.
Britain sends 2 squadrons (40 aircraft) to Russia.

14th

 

FDR and WSC at meet Sea

Churchill and Roosevelt meet secretly on a warship (off Newfoundland) and work out the details and then proclaim

German spy Josef Jakobs executed by firing squad in tower of London.

19th

British liner Aquilla sunk by U boat.

20th.

5000 Jews arrested and sent to deportation camp at Drancy in France.

50,000 French people arrested in France in hunt for railway saboteurs

21st.

 

Srtic Convoys

First Arctic convoy sails from Iceland to Russia.

 

28th

Three resistance members are guillotined in Paris.

29th

Germans capture Tallin which has been totally destroyed by Russian scorched earth policy.

31st

Finns push Russians back to the old border.

 

Churchill and The Commonwealth Prime Ministers

British and Commonwealth War Time Prime Ministers.

General Smutts, South Africa. Mr Mackenzie King, Canada. Mr Churchill. United Kingdom, Mr John Curtin, Australia, Mr Peter Fraser, New Zealand

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CHRONOLOGY

Monthly calendar of events
between
May and August 1941.

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

 

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

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1940.

May

June

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August

1940.

September

October

November

December

1941.

January

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1941.

May

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August

1941.

September

October

November

December

1942.

January

February

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April

1942.

May

June

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August

1942.

September

October

November

December

1943.

January

February

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April

1943.

May

June

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1943.

September

October

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1944.

January

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1944.

May

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1944.

September

October

November

December

1945.

January

February

March

April

1945,

May

June

July

August

Explanatory notes are given against some of these dates, but to read about particular battles or political events please go to Bibliography

CHURCHILL'S SPEECHES The Full Texts from 1936 to 1946.

Short biography of President Roosevelt
Short biography of General Eisenhower
Short biography of President Truman
Short biography of Hitler
Short biography of Stalin
Short biography of Mussolini
Short biography of The Japanese War Lords

List of all the Ranks in the British Armed Forces

British Prime Ministers

History of No 10 Downing Street

 

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