What have you learned about WW2 recently?

Discussion in 'General' started by dbf, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    This is a comprehensive account of the collapse of the Prosper reseau and the Dericourt affair.

    The British Prosper Spy Network: Destroyed to Protect D-Day?
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  2. hucks216

    hucks216 Member

    Thanks for that. I am currently reading All The Kings Men so I have bookmarked the above and will read that after the book.
  3. A-58

    A-58 Not so senior Member

    I read in the paper today (Today In History) that on this day, May 9, 1945 US officials announced that the midnight entertainment curfew was to be lifted immediately. That also meant that the lights along the Atlantic seaboard could be turned back on for for the first time since blackouts were imposed in early 1942. U-boats had easy pickins’ (the second Happy Time) early on when coastal shipping was illuminated against the city lights.

    Most night clubs here in Baton Rouge and southern Louisiana, especially in New Orleans largely ignored the curfew. Authorities looked the other way after tax officials reported surprisingly high taxes being collected from these errant businesses. Business is business, and more taxes collected contributed to making “Hitler Littler” and whatever they said about Mussolini and Tojo you know. I’m sure a little extra “protection” was paid to local big shots as well, which always happens when lots of extra monies come into play.
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  4. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    20 June, 1942—a Japanese submarine shelled the Estevan Point lighthouse on the west coast of Vancouver Island

    The only enemy artillery attack on Canadian soil during the Second World War came on the West Coast on 20 June, 1942. A Japanese submarine surfaced off Vancouver Island, British Columbia, and used its deck gun to fire on the Estevan Point lighthouse and wireless station for approximately 40 minutes. The attack did not result in any significant damage.

    Canadian naval officers examining a shell recovered from the site of the attack.

    Photo: Library and Archives Canada

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