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The Road to Liberation - 3rd February 1941



Rest in peace Captain Sir Tom Moore

Having raised almost £35m + for the NHS & charities, he will be remembered for being a truly exceptional man, his wisdom and strength stood out in a truly difficult time for all of us. Without the strength of his generation, we would not be free today.

Lest We Forget


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80 years ago today in Jersey 3rd February 1941


Today would be the 218th day of the Islands Occupation with 1,556 days remaining.


The Germans start a two-day trial in the Royal Court of Jersey, the case is concerning 16 Frenchmen who escaped from France in a boat but who were captured off Guernsey.



 

Further afield

3rd February 1941


The commonwealth graves commission record deaths 103 this day 80 years ago, the average age was 23.


RAF Action

RAF Bomber Command sends 118 aircraft on minelaying operations overnight.


Atlantic

German submarine U-107 sank British ship Empire Citizen 300 miles south of Iceland at 0223 hours; 77 were killed, 5 survived. At 2333 hours, U-107 struck again, sinking British ship Cirspin (below) 20 were killed, 121 survived.



 

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