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Volume 3 - No. 46 - July 19, 1940

How France's Warships Were Saved From Hitler

Jul1940

How France's Warships Were Saved From Hitler

Following Marshal Petainís appeal to the Nazis for an armistice, the fate of the French Fleet became a matter of the gravest interest to Britain, now left as the only bulwark of Western civilization.

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Over the Channel Islands Flies the German Flag!

Jul1940

Over the Channel Islands Flies the German Flag!

With sorrow the British people heard the news that, following demilitarization and partial evacuation, the Channel Islands had been bombed by Nazi 'planes and then occupied by enemy detachments. Some

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In the Front Line With Our Searchlight-Men

Jul1940

In the Front Line With Our Searchlight-Men

Travelling along the South Coast we approached at dusk searchlight stations whence one can sometimes see the German beams across the Channel. Here between 20 and 30 miles from the enemy the armed dark

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I Was There! - I Heard the Horst Wessel Song in Jersey

Jul1940

I Was There! - I Heard the Horst Wessel Song in Jersey

A refugee from Jersey, while waiting for nightfall to escape from the island, saw Nazi troops pass within a few yards of him. Reaching England safely, he told his story to Laurence Wilkinson of the "D

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I Was There! - Marooned For Six Days on a Breton Island

Jul1940

I Was There! - Marooned For Six Days on a Breton Island

Volunteer demolition squads from the Royal Engineers helped in the destruction of French harbour works. One of these parties working at Brest had the added excitement of being marooned off the Breton

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I Was There! - We Saw Cherbourg Wrecked By Explosion

Jul1940

I Was There! - We Saw Cherbourg Wrecked By Explosion

Passengers two miles out at sea on the last ship to leave Cherbourg on June 19 saw the whole quayside fall in ruins as British Marines blew up the docks. This story of the end of the great French port

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