Your birthday re WW2

Discussion in 'General' started by Peter Clare, Jul 28, 2007.

  1. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Does your birthday coincide with an event in WW2, If so what is it?

    My birthday is 27 December, this event took place on that day..

  2. CTNana

    CTNana Member Patron

    Thanks to Spidge from Thread "Remembering History by Day WW2" I now know:-
    November 16th

    1944 U.S. 9th division and 1st Army attacks at Geilenkirchen

    1942 Assault of U.S. B-17 Flying Fortresses on airport at Sidi Ahmed

    1941 German troops conquer Kertsh (probably)

    1939 German U-boat torpedoes tanker Sliedrecht near Ireland

    Birthday in between Rommel and Montgomery - didn't know that either!
  3. Kyt

    Kyt Very Senior Member

    13 May 1940- Churchill makes his "Blood Swear & Tears" speech:

    I beg to move,

    That this House welcomes the formation of a Government representing the united and inflexible resolve of the nation to prosecute the war with Germany to a victorious conclusion.

    On Friday evening last I received His Majesty's commission to form a new Administration. It as the evident wish and will of Parliament and the nation that this should be conceived on the broadest possible basis and that it should include all parties, both those who supported the late Government and also the parties of the Opposition. I have completed the most important part of this task. A War Cabinet has been formed of five Members, representing, with the Opposition Liberals, the unity of the nation. The three party Leaders have agreed to serve, either in the War Cabinet or in high executive office. The three Fighting Services have been filled. It was necessary that this should be done in one single day, on account of the extreme urgency and rigour of events. A number of other positions, key positions, were filled yesterday, and I am submitting a further list to His Majesty to-night. I hope to complete the appointment of the principal Ministers during to-morrow. the appointment of the other Ministers usually takes a little longer, but I trust that, when Parliament meets again, this part of my task will be completed, and that the administration will be complete in all respects.

    I considered it in the public interest to suggest that the House should be summoned to meet today. Mr. Speaker agreed, and took the necessary steps, in accordance with the powers conferred upon him by the Resolution of the House. At the end of the proceedings today, the Adjournment of the House will be proposed until Tuesday, 21st May, with, of course, provision for earlier meeting, if need be. The business to be considered during that week will be notified to Members at the earliest opportunity. I now invite the House, by the Motion which stands in my name, to record its approval of the steps taken and to declare its confidence in the new Government.

    To form an Administration of this scale and complexity is a serious undertaking in itself, but it must be remembered that we are in the preliminary stage of one of the greatest battles in history, that we are in action at many other points in Norway and in Holland, that we have to be prepared in the Mediterranean, that the air battle is continuous and that many preparations, such as have been indicated by my hon. Friend below the Gangway, have to be made here at home. In this crisis I hope I may be pardoned if I do not address the House at any length today. I hope that any of my friends and colleagues, or former colleagues, who are affected by the political reconstruction, will make allowance, all allowance, for any lack of ceremony with which it has been necessary to act. I would say to the House, as I said to those who have joined this government: "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat."

    We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind. We have before us many, many long months of struggle and of suffering. You ask, what is our policy? I can say: It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us; to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark, lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy. You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: It is victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival. Let that be realised; no survival for the British Empire, no survival for all that the British Empire has stood for, no survival for the urge and impulse of the ages, that mankind will move forward towards its goal. But I take up my task with buoyancy and hope. I feel sure that our cause will not be suffered to fail among men. At this time I feel entitled to claim the aid of all, and I say, "come then, let us go forward together with our united strength."

    Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat - The Churchill Centre
  4. jacobtowne

    jacobtowne Senior Member

    November 15th, 1891 : Erwin Rommel is born in Heidenmeim.

  5. spidge


    7th January 1942

    Japanese troops complete their capture of Sarawak and also take Jesselton in northern Borneo.
  6. Cpl Rootes

    Cpl Rootes Senior Member

    March 6th 1944

    World War II: US planes from bases in Britain begin daylight bombing raids over Berlin.
  7. Sgt.Pepper

    Sgt.Pepper Member

    July 14th 1942: The advance by Army Group A towards Rostov continues against minimal Soviet resistance

    July 14th 1945: The first Bastille Day for five years is celebrated enthusiastically by the French
  8. PFC

    PFC Member

    8th of May - Victory in Europe Day.
  9. Kitty

    Kitty Very Senior Member

    1940 : Britain strikes back at Italy - On this day in 1940, Britain demonstrates that it will not remain on the defensive, by bombing Italian targets in response to Mussolini's declaration of war on England and France.

    1940 - The first Italian air raid of the war on the Island of Malta destroys one of the four Gloster Sea Gladiator fighters defending the island (the one destroyed was 'Desperation')
  10. GPRegt

    GPRegt Senior Member

  11. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor

    Unfortunately my Birthday falls on a very bad day :( 15th of February 1942 --> the Fall of Singapore.

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