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What we desire is freedom;
what we need is abundance.
Freedom and abundance -
these must be our aims.

The production of new wealth is far more beneficial,
and on an incomparably larger scale,
than class and party fights
about the liquidation of old wealth.
We must try to share blessings and not miseries.

Winston Churchill.

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Illustrated Monthly Calendars of WWII.

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

Monthly calendar of events between May and August 1944.

1944

May 1944.

9th

 

USS England

USS England sets a record after sinking six Japanese U Boats in less than 14 days off New Guinea.

British and Polish troops capture Casino

27th

Allies land on Biak Island 900 miles from the Philippines.

June 1944.

4th

Allies drop 8,000 tons of bombs on Boulogne.
Rome liberated by the Allies.

6th JUNE 1944

D.DAY

 

D Day Landings in Normandy.
D was the secret word used by Allied High Command the Day of the landings.
The largest invasion in history.

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THE INVASION OF FRANCE

The King's Statement.

Churchill's Statement.

D Day. Biggest invasion fleet in history lands at dawn on the Normandy beaches.

Churchill speaks to the House of Commons.

June 6, 1944

 

Sappers
Sappers have laid an emergency bridge.

 

Spitfires at the ready

Round the clock aerial attacks all over Northern France with fighter cover.

10th

SS Troops shoot all the men in a barn and burn all the French women villagers in the Church of the Oradour-sur-Glane as reprisals.

US TROOPS LAND IN NORMANDY

D Day US Troops land at dawn on Normandy beaches.

12th

US bombers strike at Saipan, Tinian, and Guam in the Pacific.

13th

First V1 Rocket propelled flying bomb lands on England.

22nd

Mulberry Harbour

The floating Mulberry Harbours were Churchill's idea. Floating up and down with the tide they permit 24 hour a day unloading of deep water ships.

Allies seize two Rocket launching sites in the Cherbourg peninsula.

20th

USAAF Fortress B 29 Bombers bomb Japanese mainland.

July. 1944.

British Troops landing on D Day

British Troops landing on Normandy beaches on the dawn of D Day

Another evacuation of children from London because of flying bomb raids.

 

Gen Dwight D Eisenhower C in C of Allied Expeditionary 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Force

Gen Dwight D Eisenhower C in C of Allied Expeditionary Force

 

10th

Caen falls to the Allies.

The same group who two days before at Oradour - sur - Glane murdered 642 people - the entire population of this small French village carried out another Nazi in reprisal and hung 99 hostages in Tulle.

13th

'Doodlebug'

4 V1 German rockets nicknamed by the British as 'doodlebugs' kill 6 people in London.

Vilna in Lithuania falls to the Red Army.

 

14th

All Jews in Corfu (1,795) arrive in Greek mainland on way to Auschwitz - Birkenau death camp. Loaded into sealed cattle wagons they travelled by train for 27 days without food or water. Half died on the way. The rest were gassed and cremated on arrival.

20th

Assassination plot against Hitler in his Wolf's Lair in East Prussia fails but kills three officers.

21st

Troops pour into Berlin after the attempt on Hitler's life.

The miles of death and destruction in the infamous Falaise Gap.

US troops land on Guam in the Pacific.

23rd

Himmler launches a manhunt for Hitler's assassins.

24th.

Nearly 750,000 Allied Troops landed by now in Normandy.

An American soldier conforts an injured colleague.

An American soldier comforts an injured colleague.

 

12th

 

Auschwitz - Birkenau closed down after the last 4,000 were gassed.

Appalling US jungle fighting in the Pacific

Appalling US jungle fighting in the Pacific.

Huge numbers of women and children again evacuated from London because of Rocket attacks.

31st

US troops drive Germs from Normandy.

Red Army outside Warsaw.

August 1944.

1st

Poles in Warsaw rise and cease control.

Allied Pacific Jungle warfare

US Troops take Pacific island of Tinian.

2nd

US Troops under General Patton reach Dinan and Rennes in France.

Hitler says he wants bomb conspirators hung up like butchered cattle.

7th

German V1 Rockets landing on the UK have kill over 5,000 people and destroyed 35,000 homes.

8th

Colonel Graf Klaus von Stauffenberg who left the bomb which was meant to kill Hitler (and others) hung by a meat hooks and left to agonising deaths whilst being filmed for Hitler's pleasure.

British and Canadian forces break out south of Caen.

11th

 

Churchill with Monty and the Troops

Churchill visits the troops in Normandy.

 

12th

Pluto - the cross channel under sea pipe line begins supplying troops with fuel.

14th

Americans reach the river Seine 40 miles before Paris.

15th

Paris police go on strike and join the Resistance.

Massive Allied Forces land in South of France.

Red Army reach East Prussia.

19th

Marshall Petain arrested by the German SS.

20th

Paris Resistance leads an uprising against Germans in Paris.

Allied Forces takes Florence.

Marseilles and Grenoble fall to Allies.

Nazi's destroy Warsaw in trying to put down the Polish uprising. Russia know of the Poles plight but refuse to come to their aid. Horrendous loss of life and suffering.

25th

Paris liberated.

26th

 

Naval War in the Pacific.

Naval War in the Pacific.

250 people killed when a 'doodle bug' lands in Barnet North London.

Maidenek concentration camp exposed. 1.5 million Jews and Gypsies murdered here.

31st

 

67,000 Jews deported from the Lodds Ghetto to their deaths by gas at Auschwitz.

Red Army captures Bucharest and its oil installations.

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 Bibliograph

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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