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4 March 2011

Sunday 23rd February 1941: bicycles and Sunday tea

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Black morning frost. Clear day but bitter wind, some sun. Madge and Margaret on their bicycles called in afternoon. Mrs Akroyd to tea. Warning from 8.13 to 10.8 p.m. Only a few machines and distant gunfire. One plane only came here; it was not fired at. Further warning at 11.34 p.m.; all clear ar 12.4 a.m. on 24 Mon.
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On this day: Italians defending Juba River in Somaliland defeated, and General Cunningham's troops are advancing quickly towards Mogadishu.
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