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This Day in WWII 24 May 1940 - 1945


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1940: British Expeditionary Force surrounded on French coast.

1940: The British garrison of Calais rejects a German call for surrender.

1940: 15 French generals relieved of their commands.

1940: Trade Union executives accept Nye Bevan’s manpower mobilization plan, setting up Labour Supply Board and Production Council.

1941: Bismarck escapes the Royal Navy’s pursuit and separates from the Prinz Eugen and makes her way towards Brest.

1941: German Navy Chief, Admiral Raeder warns that US convoying of British war supplies would be considered an act of war.

1941: The Germans decide to go on the offensive having now received substantial reinforcement through Maleme airfield on Crete.

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You may remember Virginia Christine as:

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Mrs. Olsen for Folger's Coffee

1942: RAF Coastal Command refuses permission for their aircraft to take part in operation 'Millennium', which means that a shortfall of 250 aircraft is expected. However, by scraping up all the resources within Bomber Command, he manages to find the required 1000 bombers.

1942: Perth police arrest four Australians for planning to set up an ‘Australia First’ Nazi-style government.

1944: The U.S. Fifth Army make first contact with troops from the Anzio beachhead. German airborne troops attack Tito's Partisan HQ at Drvar in Bosnia on Tito’s 52nd birthday.

1944: German airborne troops attack Tito's Partisan HQ at Drvar in Bosnia on Tito’s 52nd birthday. Tito and Churchill’s son Randolph, both manage to escape in to the mountains.

1945: The U.S. Joint Chiefs complete the plan for Operation 'Olympic', which sets the date to invade the Japanese mainland as no later that the 1st November 1945.

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Virginia was a perky gal, alright ... get it? perky? as in percolated coffee ... aw, forget it :P

This just in! Inventor of fashion faux pas "brown socks with sandals" revealed! (see Virginia pic #1).

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Virginia was a perky gal, alright ... get it? perky? as in percolated coffee ... aw, forget it :P

This just in! Inventor of fashion faux pas "brown socks with sandals" revealed! (see Virginia pic #1).

So what's Virginia got to do with coffee? And the socks are black, not brown, so that's OK. I wear 'em all the time and I'm considered a Fashion Leader in our Rest Home!

BTW, Mrs Olsen was a lesbian and a German spy, to boot! Pass it on.

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