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Browsing Posts in 1940s

War Diary – May War Diary – May 2ND MAY 1940Allies evacuate Namsos and Andalasnes, Norway, King Haakon VII escapes to Britain

War Diary – April War Diary – April 9TH APRIL 1940Germany invades Norway; major Norwegian ports occupied by advance detachments of German troops. Simultaneously. German troopships, covered by aircraft, enter Copenhagen harbour as Denmark becomes occupied territory

War Diary – March War Diary – March 17TH MARCH 1941Ernest Bevin, Minister of Labour, announces a plan to mobilize masses of women to perform essential jobs in industry and the auxiliary services, especially in round-the – clock shell – filling factories

War Diary – February War Diary – February

War Diary – January War Diary – January

Month by Month diary of WWII Month by Month diary of WWII

The post-war years The post-war years

British Restaurants British Restaurants

WWII Rationing Timeline WWII Rationing Timeline

Molly comes to London Molly comes to London