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8 May 2010

Wednesday, 8th May 1940

Mild, very dull but calm and quiet. Bought liver for Dinky. Drew out designs for new 21 1/2 ins fuselage. Mrs.Matson came to tea.





On this day:  Marshal Semyon_Timoshenko (1895-1970) was appointed in the Soviet Union as the People's Commissar for Defence, a post soon taken over by Stalin when Germany invaded the Soviet Union in June. Born to a peasant family, he was drafted into the army of the Russian Empire and served in the cavalry in WWI. A lifelong professional soldier, he still served his nation fifty years later, chairing the State Committee for War Veterans from 1961. 

3 comments:

  1. Really enjoy reading all about Uncle Fred, however in this post I think the dates should read 1890 - 1970, hope you don't mind me saying :o)

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  2. I made a mistake to, 1895-1970, sorry.

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