12 September 2012

12 Sept 1942: that *** wireless

12 Sat. Very mild, cloudy. Got the groceries as usual. Along rail path to Wimbledon: bought fish. Saw four Brighton engines at the same time. Tested Mrs.Hippel's wireless but must try again.

On this day: a German submarine (U-boat) sunk the British transport Laconia. 1,800 Italian POW were on board. Of the total 2,732 on aboard, 1,111 survived, after a catalogue of errors - including an American plane attacking a German ship displaying a large Red Cross flag. 

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