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Winston Churchill
Election Address,
Devonport,
February 9th, 1950

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Illustrated Monthly Calendars of WWII.

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

Monthly Calender of events between May and August 1943.

May 1943

Axis was the name given to the combined forces of Italians and Germans.

 

7th

Allies capture Tunis and Bizerta (North Africa).

Stalin states his desire for a strong free Poland.

12th

War in North Africa ends with 110,000 German and Italian troops surrendering.

 

Wounded being evacuated

Australian Hospital ship sunk by Japanese without warning 299 souls are lost.

16th

All radio sets confiscated in the Nederlands

17th

RAF bouncing bomb breaches Ruhr Dam.

19th

Goebbels announces that Berlin is free of Jews.

19th

Churchill speaks to US Congress and says "the defeat of Japan will not mean the defeat of Germany but the defeat of Germany would infallibly mean the defeat of Japan".

22nd

 

First ever Jet propelled aircraft flown. The German Messerschmitt ME 262. 520 miles per hour.

23rd

RAF heavy bombing of Dortmund with 2,000 tons of bombs.

26th

1,000 Gypsies gassed in Auschwitz.

27th

33 German U Boats lost in May and the Germans are now losing the Battle of the Atlantic.

June 1943

 

 

US Marines embark in the Pacific.

US Marines embark in the Pacific.

11th

Himmler order that all the Polish Ghettos to be destroyed.

19th

Goebbels declares Berlin "free of Jews".

 

USAAF on a bombing raid.

USAAF on a bombing raid.

27th

20,000 Jews rounded up in Poland and transported and murdered at Auschwitz and Belzec. Jews resisted valiantly.

 

USAAF Fighter crashes into the sea.

Damaged USAAF Fighter unable to land on the Aircraft Carrier and crashes into the sea.

 

29th

Churchill receives The Freedom of the City of London

5 Poles including a one year old infant executed for sheltering Jews

All U Boats recalled in anticipation of Allied invasion of Europe.

30th

Signposts replaced in Britain

JULY 1943

 

Churchill with the Troops.

Churchill (and Monty) with the Troops. Note his hat!

5th

Red Army offensive on a 170 mile wide front.

6th

US Navy fights Japanese Naval Task Force Island of Kolombangara.

8th

Jean Moulin French Resistance Leader tortured to death but betrayed no-one.

 

President Roosevelt

President Roosevelt

The World's Greatest Friend.

9th

Goebbels vows that Allied bombing will be avenged by new secret weapon.

13th

Russians win a mighty tank battle at Kursk.

14th

The first War Crimes Trial.
Russians put on trial 11 Germans in Krasnodar accused of mass murder of Russian citizens - mainly Jews - who they gassed in a van.

19th

US bombs Rome.

 

US troops in bitter fighting in the Pacific.

US troops in bitter fighting in the Pacific.

 

20th

Roosevelt orders all atomic weapon research results to be shared with the British.

23rd

Allies take Palermo.

24th

Italian Fascists vote against Mussolini in Rome.

Hamburg bombed twice in 24 hours with 2,300 tons of bombs.

25th

 

V2 Rockets

German V2 Rockets.

 

Hitler orders mass production of rockets to hit London with in revenge for RAF attacks on Hamburg.

27th

Hitler orders the rescue of Mussolini and his restoration.

29th

Eisenhower offer Italy Peace Terms.

31st

RAF 'Bomber' Harris orders the incendiary bombing of Hamburg. City transformed into a lake of fire over 2 square miles with 40,000 persons killed - more than the entire London Blitz and a huge number injured.

August 1943.

Invasion of Sicily.

2nd

 

Uprising by inmates at Treblinka - 16 German guards killed. 150 inmates escaped. Guards murder 550 inmates.

 

3rd

 

Warship at speed receives direct hits

Warship at speed receives direct hits.

7 square miles of Hamburg destroyed after the fourth RAF raid.

 

USAF bombers raid German industrial areas in day and night continuous bombing.

4th

US Air Force attack Naples 150 killed.

Red Army capture key town of Orel.

6th

German troops arrive in Italy to take over defences.

USAF bombers raid New Guinea

 

An allied POW of the Japanese.

Hundreds of thousands of allied POW's in Japanese hands died in this condition.

 

10th

US General Paton slapped two sick soldiers in Sicily hospital threatening to shoot one of them.

Churchill arrives on Quebec for talks with Roosevelt and Prime Minister Mackenzie.

3,444 tons of bombs dropped by RAF on Nuremberg

 

Dropping depth charges.

Dropping Depth Charges.

 

12th

656 RAF bombers destroy Milan with 1,252 tons of incendiary bombs.

14th

Pierre Laval refuses to deport French Jews.

Ike orders Patton to personally apologise to the sick soldiers he struck in hospital and to the hospital staff for his outrageous behaviour.

19th

Red Army advances into Ukraine.

RAF Bomb secret German missile bunkers at Peenemunde Island.

22nd

Germans retreat from Kharkov.

"Guarding" Rome Museums and Churches, German Troops loot them and also kidnap Italians for forced labour in Germany.

Japanese Kamikazi (suicide air attack) attack on a US Battleship.

Japanese Kamikazi (suicide air attack) attack on a US Battleship.

 

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 calender 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.

Illustrated Monthly Calendars of WWII.

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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