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1940: Blitz on London begins with first all-night bombing raid; St. Giles and Cripplegate damaged.

1941: Russians counter-attack in the Gomel sector. Heavy Rumanian losses around Odessa.

1941: Churchill broadcast's and warns Japan that its aggression must stop.

1941: The U.S. government declares the cosmetics industry nonessential, and the metal and plastic used for lipstick containers and compacts are earmarked for military use.

1942: The Russians launch a new offensive in Leningrad area.

1942: Battle joined in the Eastern Solomons with the Japanese trying to land reinforcements on Guadalcanal. US forces beat off the Japanese Combined Fleet sinking the carrier Ryujo, but suffering damage to the carrier Enterprise.

1943: A blanket of smoke covers Berlin to a height of 20,000ft. The first estimates put German dead at 5,860 after last night’s raid.

1943: Himmler, becomes the Minister of the Interior.

1944: The Germans stage comeback in Paris, with fierce fighting reported. Bordeaux is evacuated by German troops who occupy fortified bunker positions on the Gironde west of the city.

1944: Malinovsky and Tolbuklin link up to encircle 20 divisions of the German 6th and 8th Army's in the area of Kishinevin in Rumania.

1945: The Japanese news agency says that all Japanese troops are to be out of the U.S. landing area by tomorrow. The Japanese in Burma say they are now ready to surrender having ‘clarified the position’. The Japanese official casualty figures from air raids including A-bombs are 260,000 killed, 412,000 injured, 9.2 million homeless, along with 44 cities being completely wiped out.

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