Sunday, 4 September 2011

This Day In 1939

Here are some snippets from ‘The Times’ sold on this day, 4th September 1939, 72 years ago. The day before, 3rd September, Britain had declared war on Germany…. The resulting news talked about the evacuation of children and other priority beings, air raid precautions and the services.
 Tupney x


  1. Great post, thanks for sharing :)

  2. Yes~ Thanks a bunch! Are those clippings from your personal archives?
    My mother was born in 1939, and I happen to have tattoos (quite large!) of her birth and death years - one on each arm, for that is all the length of time we here on earth could embrace her 1939 - 2007...but sometimes people do ask, "What happened in 1939?" and if I don't want to be morbid, I usually say, "Well that is when The Wizard of Oz was filmed!"
    * : )
    o dear...please excuse my tangent...

    great post!

  3. I love old papers and magazines, could spend hours looking through them.

    My Grandfather was one of the crew on the Athenia when she was torpedoed after war was declared. He was never wanted to talk about it, the screams of women and children haunted him ever afterwards, and as these things went, it wasn't as bad as some sinkings.

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  5. What I meant to say was, excuse the random and unnecessary "was," in that previous post, I can't type to save my life.


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Tickety Boo Tupney xxx

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