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Volume 9 - No. 214 - August 31, 1945

Russia Smashes In to End the War With Japan

Aug1945

Russia Smashes In to End the War With Japan

Soviet Russia declared war on Japan on August 8, 1945, when Mr. Molotov, Russian Foreign Commissar, informed Mr. Sato, the Japanese Ambassador to Moscow, that the declaration would come into operation

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Thoughts on the Peace of Potsdam

Aug1945

Thoughts on the Peace of Potsdam

The Berlin Conference of 1945 will long be remembered as one of the red letter events in world history; its importance outweighs that of the once celebrated Congress of Berlin (1878) as greatly as the

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Now It Can Be Told! - How Royal Marines Hacked a Base From Jungle

Aug1945

Now It Can Be Told! - How Royal Marines Hacked a Base From Jungle

The dramatic story of another secret war port was revealed by the Admiralty in July 1945. It is the story of "Port T" – a naval base with full defences – hacked out of the jungle on Addu Atoll, a coll

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Now It Can Be Told! - Goebbels Tried to Make Peace Terms

Aug1945

Now It Can Be Told! - Goebbels Tried to Make Peace Terms

As the Nazi Reich lay in its death agonies, Goebbels offered to play Judas to his master, Adolf Hitler, and take over the leadership of a reorganized German Government which would conclude an armistic

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Now It Can Be Told! - Eight Men to Guard the King

Aug1945

Now It Can Be Told! - Eight Men to Guard the King

When this country faced invasion, after the withdrawal of the B.E.F. from France by way of Dunkirk, in 1940, prompt and serious consideration had to be given to the safety of Their Majesties and the t

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Atomic Bomb: World's Most Terrifying Weapon

Aug1945

Atomic Bomb: World's Most Terrifying Weapon

“It is now for Japan to realize in the glare of the first atomic bomb which has smitten her”, declared Mr. Churchill in a memorandum issued from 10, Downing St., on August 6, 1945, “what the consequen

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I Was There! - We Dropped the First Atomic Bomb On Japan

Aug1945

I Was There! - We Dropped the First Atomic Bomb On Japan

Two men in the Super-Fort which dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 – Col. P. W. Tibbets, the pilot (awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal immediately he returned from the raid), a

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I Was There! - I Saw the Glider Pilot Survivors on Parade

Aug1945

I Was There! - I Saw the Glider Pilot Survivors on Parade

Commemorating their fallen comrades, at Stedham, near Midhurst, on July 29, 1945, survivors of the Glider Pilot Regiment remembered that two out of three of the Regiment's troops were missing or dead.

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