23 January 2011

Sunday 19th January 1941: steak for cats

Less cold and thawing but freezing again at night: dull. Walked along Arterial Road as far as West Barnes Lane Bridge and back. Mrs. Ackroyd came to tea, she brought some steak for the cats. Night raid at 6.27 to 6.45 p.m.; no incidents but further warning at 7.10 p.m. A number of machines but none very near although the local battery opened fire at long range. The raid which was not very heavy was on London: all clear at 12.22 a.m. on Mon 20.
On this day
  • In Eritrea, in the Sudan, British - along with Indian and Sudanese forces - begin offensive against Italians, who have 17,000 men.
  • Hitler and Mussolini meet at the Berghof. Italians willing to accept German help in Africa, but not Albania. Hitler appears ready to attack Greece, if Britain's involved.

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