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25 January 2011

Wednesday 22nd January 1941:birds sung; no bombs

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Temperature up to 47 degrees: rain nearly all day but a little warm sunshine to end the day, and it made the birds to sing! Walk round the roads of Cottenham Park. Re-wound the primary coil of broadcast receiver - made a good job of it: the spacers had dropped out and the wires were loose. Needed doing months ago.
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On this day: British and Australian troops took Tobruk, capturing 25,000 Italians, and 87 tanks. Approaching 400, mainly Australian, casualties. 
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