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

Monthly calendar of events between May and August 1942.

Japan's military expansion.

Japan's military expansion.

 

1942.

May 1942

The German invasion of Russia caused the Russians to have a 'scorched earth' policy - that is they destroyed everything of use to the enemy and moved all food and industrial machinery beyond the Urals. This left the land devoid of food or repair facilities. When the Germans in the end had to retreat this hastened their defeat.

6th

10,000 US and Philipino troops surrender to Japanese on Corregidor.

10th

 

Devastation at Valetta

 

Bomb Damage at Malta

Devastation at Valetta

German and Italian air offensive against Malta ends after 11,000 bombing raids. The destruction had to be seen to be believed. The bravery, endurance and loyalty of the Maltese people was beyond praise. Had the island been captured, the fate of the people would have been appalling. For their collective bravery the Island was awarded the unique distinction of being awarded The George Cross by the King.

 

The USA supplies Russia with 300,000 Dodge 6 x 6 heavy duty trucks.

12th

British government postpones fuel rationing in face of public hostility.

 

Torpedoed

US Merchant-man torpedoed in mouth of Mississippi.

 

27th

Rommel drives the Allies back in North Africa.

31st.

State of Emergency in Prague after Reinhard Heydrich is wounded.

Three Japanese midget submarines raid Sidney Harbour.

June 1942.

4th

Reinhard Heydrich dies of his wounds.

7th

Red Army attacks Sebastopol.

US routs Japan in Battle of Midway.

10th

The village of Lidice just outside Prague Czechoslovakia is totally destroyed and its 199 menfolk murdered and 195 women and 90 children sent to Ravensbruck concentration camp in reprisal for Heydrich's assassination.

16th

Royal Navy sink Italian Cruiser and two Destroyers in the 'Battle of Convoys'.

18th

Churchill arrives in Washington for talks with Roosevelt.

21st

Tobruk falls to Rommel. 25,000 Allied soldiers captured.

25th

 

Major General Dwight D Eisenhower

Major General Dwight D Eisenhower leads North African Campaign.

 

28th

All Jews in France told to wear the Star of David.

29th

Germans south of Moscow launch offensive at Kursk.

London is told by the Polish Underground that already 1 million Jews have been killed by the Nazis.

31st

1,000 bomber RAF raid on Cologne.

July.

1942

Churchill wins overwhelming House of Commons vote of confidence.

6th

General Clause Auckinleck's Eighth Army in the North African desert beats back the Germans as El Alamein.

14th.

Germans kill 700 in reprisal for the killing of Gestapo chief in Zagreb.

 

General Montgomery

General Montgomery soon to take over the Eight Army in North Africa.

 

15th

RAF carry out first daylight raid on the Ruhr.

27th

Sweet rationing begins in the UK.

28th

Red Army retreats from Rostov.

31st

Private motoring for pleasure banned in the UK.

August 1942.

6th

Germans advance on Stalingrad.

7th

US Marines land on Guadacanal in the Solomon Islands.

11th

New Waterloo Bridge built through the Blitz opened over the Thames.

14th

 

Convoys

Allied convoy arrives safely after vicious and sustained attacks to relieve Malta.

 

18th

Government reveals that Churchill visited North Africa en route to Moscow.

British, Canadian and Free French commandos raid Dieppe. Very heavy casualties.

23rd

Germans cross the River Don for all out attack on Stalingrad.

26th

Jews rounded up in France.

27th

Allied Bombers attack Rotterdam.

30th

Rommel launches fresh offensive in North Africa.

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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

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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