October 19th – On This Day in…

October 19th, 1940 ONLY 400 NEW CARS LEFT Car production replaced with military vehicle production The manufacturing of new cars for civilian use has been suspended in Britain. There are now only around 400 new cars for sale in the country. The following announcement came from the Ministry of Transport: “a recent inquiry into the … Continue reading October 19th – On This Day in…

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St. Pauls Bombed 10th October 1940 In a show of defiance, Evensong was sung in the crypt of bombed St Pauls Cathedral. The choir assembled in the shadows of the crypt beneath the ruined high altar which was hit during a night time Nazi bombing raid. Canon Alexander who was sleeping in the crypt when … Continue reading On this Day in…

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R.A.F. Harassing Italians Mussolini’s Desert Problems 8th of October 1940 British in Egypt The RAF has pursued its harassing of the Italians in Egypt with a bomber attack on a motor transport concentration and army tents near Sidi Barrani. Sidi Barrani is the farthest point attained by the Italians in last months advance into Egypt, … Continue reading On this Day in…

The Great Sand Sea Raiders

They came from the great sand sea, wreaked havoc amongst the enemy, and melted away into the shadows as quickly as they arrived. David Stirling’s band of piratical raiders struck fear into the hearts of the enemy. With their dusty mismatched uniforms and straggly beards they looked like a ragged collection of misfits and vagabonds; … Continue reading The Great Sand Sea Raiders