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This Day in WWII 3 April 1940 - 1945


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1940: War Cabinet reshuffle, Churchill to chair committee directing general war policy.

1941: Pro-Axis coup in Iraq, led by Rashid Ali.

1941: British withdrawal in North Africa continues as German and Italian units move east from El Agheila.

1942: Japanese bomb Mandalay in Central Burma, killing 2,000. They met no opposition from the RAF as all its aircraft had by now been withdrawn to India.

1942: The final Japanese offensive on Bataan begins with a five hour artillery and air bombardment, after which the Japanese launch infantry attacks supported by some tanks, which allows them to make penetrations in to US-Filipino defensive positions.

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1944: Forty-two Royal Navy, fleet Air Arm Barracuda torpedo-bombers hit the Battleship Tirpitz 14 times in a daring raid (Operation Tungsten) on the Alten Fjord, in Norway. MORE INFO & PHOTOS

1945: The British Second Army reaches Münster; the U.S. Ninth Army captures Recklinghausen in the Ruhr, while the US First Army takes Fulda and Kassel.

1945: The Austrian resistance leader Major Szokoll and Russian military authorities confer about co-operation on the Russian offensive against Vienna. The 2nd Ukrainian front advances close to Vienna. The Russians breaches the German defensive lines between Wiener Neustadt and Neusiedler lake. Hard fighting continues as the Red Army advances towards Bratislava.

1945: MacArthur is appointed as C-in-C of land forces in the Pacific.

1945: Admiral Nimitz is appointed as C-in-C of all naval forces in the Pacific.

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1942: Japanese bomb Mandalay in Central Burma, killing 2,000. They met no opposition from the RAF as all its aircraft had by now been withdrawn to India.

Yeah, it's a lot easier when there's no opposition.

Yvonne... Yeow!!!! :)

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Y'know, the more I see of those old pics of beautiful women, the more the adage "Less is more" rings true. Now they bare everything, with nowhere to go, but back then the imagination produced far more sexy images than a sleazy pic of Madonna or Paris ever can! ......................................(This deep thought bought to you by "Chesterfield" the only cigarette that leaves you gasping for more!)

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