Monday, March 29, 2010

70 Years Ago Today 29/03/40

Germany: Hitler publicly orders that priority be given to transporting arms to the Russia. In truth he is privately planning an enormous invasion of the USSR.

Washington: President Roosevelt refuses to recognise the puppet Japanese government in Nanking China.

Britain: Churchill announces in a broadcast that Britain has no quarrel with the Soviet Union but "will follow the war wherever it leads".

Ottawa: Prime Minister William Mackenzie is reelected by a massive margin. His decision to sent troops to Europe immediately on the outbreak of war has proved popular.

Denmark Strait: The armed British Merchant Cruiser HMS Transylvania intercepts and confronts the German Merchant Ship Mimi Horn. The German crew scuttle her. The British Cruiser HMS Transylvania, above, cornered and Sunk the Mimi Horn on this day 70 years ago.

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