Sunday, November 8, 2009

70 Years Ago today 8/11/39

Westminster: 1st Lord of the admiralty Winston Churchill gives a rousing speech in parliament predicting victory in the war at sea.

Munich: Hitler survives an assassination attempt. On this day Hitler gave a speech at the Burgerbraukeller beer cellar to commemorate the anniversary of his 1923 putsch. Shortly after leaving for his train back to Berlin a bomb exploded on the podium where he had been speaking. Eight people were killed and over 60 were wounded. This would be the first of many war time assassination attempts on the Fuhrer

The Beer Cellar was serverly damaged by the explosion but Hitler was unharmed

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