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4 February 2011

Saturday 1st February 1941: snow

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Very cold, some very large flakes of snow in the morning, & a little winter sunshine in afternoon. Mrs Childs' sister called. Did a lot of shopping in afternoon. Mrs. Wheals called. Alan Spooner called to take some laundry home.
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This month: the Admiral Hipper sails from Brest. It will sink seven ships in the nineteen-ship convoy SLS-64 before returning to Brest. And on this day, 1st Feb, the Atlantic Fleet is created by the US Navy, basically to escort convoys.
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