In Nazi-occupied Paris, writer Jean Galtier-Boissière is keeping a record of French collaborators: "Fine wines flow & banned beefsteaks hide under fried eggs. Fat cats rule the New Order... while housewives queue in the snow for turnips." pic.twitter.com/VYD2z0AnDD
Doris Ward (17), nurse, leaves hometown Bristol today for war work, not knowing when she'll return- opening sealed envelop,e she finds a Valentine's Day card from her fiancé Harry: pic.twitter.com/oomUdJSkC1
Occupying Nazis in Amsterdam have registered the addresses of all Dutch Jews, so they don't need to force them to move into a segregated ghetto as in Poland- so they're just creating a "visual ghetto": pic.twitter.com/Tvj0YmrOiU
First ever British paratroop mission underway: 40 commandos parachuting into Italy for "Operation Colossus", to blow up vital Tragino aqueduct. Unfortunately, their superiors have cancelled planned rescue by submarine, fearing a trap.
British Prime Minister Winston Churchill making a radio address to USA, making direct plea for American military aid against Nazis: "Put your confidence in us... Give us the tools and we will finish the job.” https://t.co/LroS6rCZCC
In two months, 130,000 Italian troops have been taken prisoner in Africa. British General O'Connor, a keen hunter, cables news of victory to Allied commanders: "Fox killed in the open." pic.twitter.com/PEuNjTQCTj
George Woodley, Royal Navy gunner: HMS Cripsin "is wallowing helplessly... Our commander said 'Goodbye & good luck', & jumped into the sea to swim to the raft- then disappeared." More: https://t.co/3VHJ8GIevJ