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The Road To Liberation - 2nd December 1940

Updated: Dec 4, 2020


Good morning everyone


Thank you to the new readers of the daily blog, we have had a lot more interest than expected and have had to house it differently. We will be moving to a slightly different format to enable the increased traffic and as soon as I can I will look to migrate the archive of posts too.



Below I have set up a digital tour of the German WW2 H636 Observation and Fire Control Casemate, Batterie Pointe du Hoc, Normandy. As we can not get there at the moment it's nice to at least visit it digitally. This more information about the batterie can be found here Batterie Pointe du Hoc

Hope you all have a great day.


Cheers

Phil


Occupation Focus

80 years ago today 2nd December 1940

80 years ago today would be the 155th day of the Island Occupation with 1,619 days remaining. "The Impôts and customs takes stock of all kinds of spirits following a new duty order ; persons with over a dozen bottles must declare them. Electricity now being rationed." Leslie Sinel

Civilian working at the Evening Post (Jersey)


 

Further afield

80 years ago today

2nd December 1940


The cargo ship Wihelmina (above) was torpedoed and sunk in the North Atlantic by the German submarine U-94 (below). She was a British cargo steamer of 7,135 tons built in 1909 and owned by Douglas & Ramsey, Glasgow- Matson Navigation Co. On the 2nd December 1940 when on route from New Westminster for Liverpool in Convoy HX-90 and carrying a cargo of 6,365 tons general including 2,303 tons fish and 1,450 tons woodpulp when she was torpedoed by German submarine U-94 and sunk when 265 miles west of Bloody Foreland. 4 crew lost from a total crew of 38. Read more at wrecksite: https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?13073