4 March 2011

Sunday 23rd February 1941: bicycles and Sunday tea

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.
On this day: Italians defending Juba River in Somaliland defeated, and General Cunningham's troops are advancing quickly towards Mogadishu.

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