Tuesday, October 13, 2009
70 Years Ago Today 13/10/39
Bletchley, London: The only incident of note that appears to have happened on this date during the war was that two trains collided during a blackout killing three people in the town of Bletchley near Milton Keynes in North greater London. After the fall of Poland this period of the war became known as the phony war as clashes between the great powers were limited to skirmishes at sea and in the air. It wasn't so phony for those involved in the brutal war between the Soviet Union and Finland not to mention the ongoing horrors of the Japanese occupation of Eastern China. The "Phony War" period would last until April 1940 when the Nazis invaded Denmark and Norway.