Outrage on the release of Mosley
Ill health appears to be the reason for the release of Sir Oswald Mosley from prison today. The members of the House of Commons agreed by a majority to release him due to his deteriorating health. Many members of the public reacted strongly though a protest.
Eisenhower to take top job ...
"Ike" General Dwight Eisenhower has been appointed Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force which will be staged at some point next year. General Sir Bernard Montgomery will command all Allied Forces until headquarters are established in France This was all agreed at the recent Tehran Conference with Stalin. No further details have been disclosed at this time.
Paper Fuel Tanks will take the battle to Berlin
The Americans have developed corrugated paper fuel tanks which will give the Mustang fighters the ability to take on the Luftwaffe in their own back yard. The reason for this is because our heavy bombers are being hammered once they leave the protection of our normal fighter aircraft behind. The newly designed fuel tanks can be discarded when used giving the American fighters a real chance against the enemy in their own skies.
Revenge is sweet for the Russians
Russia's first war crimes trials have taken place in a tribunal held in Krasnodar in July where several Germans were shot for their horrific treatment of Russian people who were shot, or gassed in sealed vans, in addition to the hangings and shootings. It is reported that Germans killed thousands of Soviet people in the Kharkov area during the time when they occupied his area.
Sir Arthur Harris believes the bomb can beat Germany
Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Harris has written to his peers to reinstate his belief that Bomber Command can bring Germany to its knees claiming that the Avro Lancaster is the 'plane that can achieve this. His intention is to have around 40 Squadrons of Lancasters ready for action in the next three months. He added "We will drop 13,840 tons of bombs a month and produce such devastation in which surrender will be inevitable".
Berliners get an unwanted Christmas Present
A massive force of RAF bombers took to the skies and headed for the south-eastern suburbs of Berlin dropping thousands of tons of bombs on primarily an area of houses and small factories. A major ball bearing factory was also destroyed. Several bombers were also shot down and around 100 crew members failed to return.
Scharnhorst sinks on leaving Altenfjord
German's most hunted battleship, the Scharnhorst has been attacked and sunk by the Royal Navy. The 31,800 ton ship was sunk off the northern tip of Norway. The C-in-C of the British Home Fleet, Admiral Sir Bruce Parker, was there too, on HMS Duke of York. The Scharnhorst was first spotted by HMSs Belfast, Norfolk and Sheffield at first light, dawn. They attacked the enemy but did little, if any damage. Later in the afternoon she was found by the Duke of York which engaged the enemy ship and managed to hole her below the waterline with 14" guns. Then, drawing on other vessels, destroyers fired a series of torpedoes into her side and HMS Jamaica submitted the final blow.
The Glenn Miller Orchestra takes
Britain by Storm
The US Big Band sound is gripping Britain by storm! Their hypnotic sounds are sweeping across the country and people are learning the new dance sensation "The Jitterbug". Meanwhile Glenn Miller is charming Britain's swingers with songs such as "American Patrol" and "I'm in the Mood". Miller volunteered for military service and now with his military band primarily linked to the US Army Air Force, his unique music is clearly captivating huge audiences over here.
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