13 January 2014

13th January 1944: distant gun flashes

13 Thurs. Rather mild, dismal, very windy. Warning at 7.35 p.m.. Some very distant gun flashes in the S.E. but apart from that there was nothing to report. All clear at 8.8 p.m.

On this day (well, on 11th to be precise), President Roosevelt asked Congress for a new national service law to prevent strikes and to mobilise the whole of the working-age population for war work.

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