NBC Words at War Episode 3 aired on July 2, 1942 Words at War They Call It Pacific The book drama series is proud to present Clark Lee’s “They Call It Pacific. Take a look at these other WWII Posts: WWII Today: December 29 WWII Today: December 12 General Patton Quote
1941 Vice Admiral Adolphus Andrews assumes command of US Navy’s new North Atlantic Naval Coast Frontier (Eastern Sea Frontier) The RAF attacks Le Havre and at the same time gives the new 4-engine Halifax bomber it debut, although one of the six Halifax’s involved is shot down on its return flight by an RAF night
1936 The German press warns that all Jews who vote in the upcoming elections will be arrested. 1939 Czech President Emil Hacha ousts pro-German Joseph Tiso as the Premier of Slovakia in order to preserve Czech unity. 1940 Italian-Anglo agreement on coal, Britain to release Italian collier ships, Italy to import no more German coal.
1940 Heavy fighting is reported at the outskirts to Viipuri, as the Red Army continues its attempt to capture the city. This prompts the Finns to seek an immediate armistice, which the Russians refuse. Therefore the Finnish delegation in Moscow is instructed to sue for peace. 1941 The US Senate passes the ‘Lend Lease’ bill
1936 Hitler sends German troops into the Rhineland, breaking the Treaty of Versailles and the Locarno Pact. [youtube width=”640″ height=”385″ video_id=”SpxdYTNkbe4″] 1941 British and Commonwealth troops begin to arrive in Greece. German Jews ordered into forced labour. U-47, commanded by top ace Gunther Prien, hero of Scapa Flow, is sunk by the British Destroyer HMS
Words At War “The Veteran Comes Back“ Released September 5, 1944. Words At War, the series that brings you radio versions of the leading war book another adaptation of an important war book, “The Veteran Comes Back”. Sponsored by: Johnson’s Wax. A look at “a major social problem of the post-war world.” How does “G.
1940 Hitler changes his plans for the invasion of the west. At a military conference in Berlin, he decides to adopt the plan put forward by Gerd von Rundstedt and his former chief of staff, Erich von Manstein, for the Ardennes option. Code-named ‘Fall Sichelschnitt’, it called for the attack against the Low Countries to
Approximately 50,000 Sherman’s were produced, the M4 Sherman is one of the most iconic WW2 tanks, and of all military history. The design stemmed from a need to fit a 75mm dual purpose cannon, capable of engaging both other tanks and dug-in infantry, inside a fully traversing turret. Its predecessor, the M3 Lee, had a
1940 Italian collier ship seized by Allies. 1941 The Royal Navy begins escorting British and Commonwealth troop convoys from Egypt to Greece. 1942 German reconnaissance planes locate the British convoy PQ-12 bound for Murmansk. General Sir Harold Alexander arrives at Rangoon to take over command of Burma Army from Lieutenant General Hutton. Wavell had given
Claire Trevor was born Claire Wemlinger on March 8, 1910 in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, the only child of Fifth Avenue merchant-tailor Noel Wemlinger, an immigrant Frenchmen from Paris.