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8th June 1941:
The British entered Syria this morning.
From the Orwell Diaries.

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9th April 1941:

The budget has almost knocked the Balkan campaign out of the news. It is the former and not the latter that I overhear people everywhere discussing. [1]

[1] The budget raised the basic rate of income tax to ten shillings in the pound (50%). Peter Davison

From the Orwell Diaries.

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7th April 1941:

Belgrade bombed yesterday, and the first official announcement this morning that there is a British army in Greece – 150,000 men, so they say. So the mystery of where the British army in Libya had gone to it at last cleared up, though this had been obvious enough when the [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Apr 7th 2011