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Volume 6 - No. 133 - July 24, 1942

The War in the Air

Jul1942

The War in the Air

DURING the period Saturday, June 20, to Friday, July 3, 1942, air power played an important part in Libya and the Crimea. The trend of contemporary British thought was dominated by the defeat of th

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Sevastopol's Epic of Imperishable Glory

Jul1942

Sevastopol's Epic of Imperishable Glory

During the Crimean War, not quite ninety years ago, Sevastopol made history when for a year it withstood the assault of the combined armies of Britain, France and Turkey. Now a second siege of Sevast

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The War at Sea

Jul1942

The War at Sea

WITH the rapid advance of General Rommel's forces over the Egyptian frontier and past Mersa Matruh, the idea seems to have arisen in many minds that our fleet in the Eastern Mediterranean would have n

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Bombed Into Ruin by America's Flyers

Jul1942

Bombed Into Ruin by America's Flyers

Japanese cruiser, of the Mogami class, after she had been bombed by American naval planes in the Battle of Midway island during the first week in June. (See pages 54 and 61.) Superstructures have be

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The Home Front

Jul1942

The Home Front

LABOUR disputes have always been among the primary symptoms of a social structure in the act of readjustment. However deeply strikes are to be deplored in the present critical days, the actual workin

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I Was There! - They Quite Like Us A.R.P. Wardens Now!

Jul1942

I Was There! - They Quite Like Us A.R.P. Wardens Now!

Reprinted from the Manchester Guardian, this article by Bernard Lennon affords an interesting and amusing sidelight on the changing attitude towards the "P.B.I." of Civil Defence brought about by the

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I Was There! - Our Ship Was Shelled by Tanks at Tobruk

Jul1942

I Was There! - Our Ship Was Shelled by Tanks at Tobruk

How British warships, with naval demolition parties, escaped at the last minute from Tobruk harbour under the guns of German batteries and tanks is told here by a young naval officer who was among the

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I Was There! - We Laid Mines in Enemy Waters

Jul1942

I Was There! - We Laid Mines in Enemy Waters

A recurring and often little-noted item of news is that "mines were laid in enemy waters." Here, broadcast by a Flight Lieutenant on minelaying duty, is an account of what that operation entails.

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Our Diary of the War

Jul1942

Our Diary of the War

1,026th day JUNE 24, 1942, Wednesday Russian Front.- Heavy fighting continued on Kharkov front. Africa.- British withdrew from Sollum and Sidi Omar. China. - A.V.G. raided Hankow and other Jap base

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Mr. Churchill's third visit to America

Jul1942

Mr. Churchill's third visit to America

Arriving in America on June 18, Mr. Churchill held in Washington a number of conferences with President Roosevelt and the American and British advisers. On his return to London on June 27 a joint sta

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