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The Road to Liberation - 11th December 1940

Updated: Dec 13, 2020


Good morning everyone


A few computer issues have popped up but forced my hand in finishing a PC build I had been planning to do after Christmas. This is causing me some delays in responding to emails but I will get them all answered by the end of the weekend.


I hope you have a fantastic day!

Cheers

Phil


Resistance Nest Kempt Tower (above) was a coastal defence on the west coast of Jersey.

Click the link for more photos and WW2 maps.


One 10.5cm French gun (331 (f))

Two Heavy Machine Gun 34s

Two Heavy Machine Gun 34s & Twin mount

One 60cm searchlight

Occupation Focus

80 years ago today 11th of December 1940

Today would be the 164th day of the Islands Occupation with 1,611 days remaining.

" Services for German troops held at St. Helier's Church and at St. Mary and St. Peter's R.C. Church; at the former church in the averring a recital of Advent music was given by German marines"|

Leslie Sinel

Civilian working at the Evening Post


Further afield

80 years ago today

11th of December 1940

80 years ago today a major German air-raid involving 278 bombers was launched against the city of Birmingham. This was the longest raid of the Blitz lasting for 13 hours. On top of high explosive bombs, around 25,000 incendiaries were dropped during the raid, causing widespread fires in both residential and industrial areas.


Below, only one very badly damaged house still stands amidst the huge piles of timber and rubble following an air raid on Queen's Road, Aston. A few other houses can be seen in the background: all are without a roof. © IWM D 4130


The December book recommendation is "The Americans on D-Day."

This book has 450 dramatic photographs captured in northern France during the first day and week of its liberation and is available on kindle! Click the photo to find out more. It also would make a fantastic Christmas Present.



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