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I rejoice that this should be so.
Let them act up to the level of their power and their responsibility,
not for themselves but for others,
for all men in all lands,
and then a brighter day may dawn upon human history.

Winston Churchill.

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Illustrated Monthly Calendars of WWII.

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

Monthly calendar of events between January and April 1944.

1944

January 1944.

5th.

Red Army enters Poland.

10th.

Allied Forces push forward in Burma.

12th

 

Churchill meets Eighth Army Troops

 

Churchill meets De Gaulle

Churchill meets the troops and de Gaulle in Morocco.

19th

Red Army breaches Leningrad siege line. Huge casualties. 20,000 Germans killed and 1,000 captured.

22nd.

Allies land at Anzio.

30th

 

USAAF IN WINTRY CONDITIONS IN EAST ANGLIA.

1,800 Allied prisoners of war left to drown in battened down holds of a torpoed Japanese ship.

Allies launch assault on the Marshall islands.

FEBRUARY 1944

 

Churchill's beloved Gold Fish

Churchill relaxed by painting in oils - he took up painting to quieten his distress at the loss of life in the First World War. He only ever thought of it as a hobby - but if you click on the above image it will enlarge and you will see for yourself his extraordinary talent.

'Painting is a friend who makes no undue demands,
excites no exhausting pursuits,
keeps faithful pace even with feeble steps,
and holds her canvas as a screen between us and the envious eyes of Time
and the surly advance of Decrepitude.

Happy are the painters for they shall not be lonely
Light and colour, peace and hope,
will keep them company to the end of the day.

Winston Churchill.

 

12th.

Churchill angry over deadlock at Anzio.

15th.

 

Monte Cassino

The total destruction of Monte Casino . . . and yet German soldiers still held the position.

The 700 year old Monte Casino destroyed by the Allies.

17th

 

USAF plane misses its carrier and crashes into the sea.

A US Navy seaplane landing alongside a warship, while sailors watch from the deck.

US Navy Force attacks Japanese naval base at Truk in the Caroline Islands and destroys 275 enemy planes, 15 warships, and 25 merchant ships.

March 1944.

 

Churchill visits the D Day Commandoes

Churchill visits the D Day Commandos

19th.

Large glider borne Allied force lands behind enemy lines in Burma.

Gestapo police in Rome execute 336 civilians to avenge partisan bombing of a SS parade.

28th.

 

Churchill loved King George VI

 

31st.

545 RAF pilots and 95 planes lost in single raid on Nuremburg.

 

B17 Flying Fortress.

USAAF B17 Flying Fortress.

APRIL 1944.

London bans visitors going within 10 miles of southern England coastline.

7th.

Klaus Barbie announced the destruction of a Jewish children's home France. His report read

"captured . . 41 children between 3 and 10 years of age and 10 attendants . . . the transport will leave for Drancy tomorrow"

Drancy was their only pause on the way to gas death camp Birkenau.

Second allied landing behind Japanese lines in Burma.

Day and night bombing of Germany continues.

16th

 

Stalingrad re-captured.

The Red Flag flies again - but over a totally destroyed Stalingrad

Red Army clears Germans from the Crimea.

24th.

Allied landings on Dutch New Guinea.

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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.

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

 

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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