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1939: Food rationing introduced in Germany on small scale.

1939: 1,150 German planes bomb Warsaw.

1939: U-boats sink three UK-bound neutral merchant ships.

1940: 18th successive night raid on London. Southampton and Brighton also attacked.

1940: Plans to evacuate mothers as well as children from Blitz areas announced; 444,000 children already evacuated from London area. Petrol goes up to 2s U 2d per gallon.

1941: Tobacco ration in Paris reduced to four cigarettes per day for men and zero for women.

1941: Heeresgruppe Süd begins an offensive against the vital land bridge to the Crimea at Perekop.

1942: The German Chief of Staff, General Halder is sacked by Hitler and is replaced by General Zeitzler. In the Caucasus, units of Heeresgruppe A launch an attack against the Black Sea port of Tuapse.

1944: The British Second Army reaches the Lower Rhine in force. The British paratroops at Arnhem are now under severe pressure. British troops cross the German border to the Southeast of Nijmegen. The U.S. Third Army's Moselle bridgeheads to the South of Metz are sealed off by the Germans.

1944: The British XIII Corps captures Marradi in Italy.

1944: The Russian offensive in Baltic States ceases.

1944: British naval units begin operations against the German occupied islands in the Aegean Sea in the eastern Mediterranean.

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