1940 – Minor skirmishes in the skies of southern England

News Excerpts of the time:

Prime Minister Lord Halifax tried again to tamp down wild speculation and unfounded rumors about what has been going on at the docklands and military aerodromes all around southern England. Though there have been some reports of bombs hitting London and some military bases the PM says that the extent of the damage is overblown.

In order to control the yellow journalists and anti-government elements, he has put the country under lockdown so that no reporters are allowed to travel into any places that are rumored to be damaged by bombs. No pictures are allowed because this just causes needless panic in other parts of the country.

Just this morning Lord Halifax stated, “Everyone, please just consult your newspapers and listen to the wireless and you will see that business is going on normally and that there is nothing to be concerned about.”

The PM has taken some flak recently about his decision to withdraw from the previous September’s declaration of war against Germany. He sarcastically refers to that whole episode as a Phoney War and that he wanted no part of it.

Meanwhile, the weather has been just beautiful and people everywhere are enjoying their summer outings.

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9 thoughts on “1940 – Minor skirmishes in the skies of southern England”

  1. Richard Easton:
    Most of Britain is undamaged.  Any hate mongers who say bad things about a man admired by many Germans will be arrested.

    Couldn’t have said it better myself.

    That damned Churchill needs to be locked up before he creates a vicious backlash from people stampeded into violence against the government itself as well to peaceful Germans in our midst here and in the world at large.

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  2. The Environment Secretary released a statement: “Rest assured that we have not granted Mr. Churchill a permit to fight anybody on the beaches  or anywhere else.”

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  3. ctlaw:
    The Environment Secretary released a statement: “Rest assured that we have not granted Mr. Churchill a permit to fight anybody on the beaches  or anywhere else.”

    Not to say that there is anyone to fight on those beaches but the secretary wants to squash rumors early.

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  4. The Home Guard has been replaced with the Home is guarded against.  We can’t have the Brits complaining about Nazi invaders.  We need them to replace our population and secure the future of this island.

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  5. Richard Easton:
    We taught them a lesson, in 1918, and they’ve hardly bothered us since then.

    Well, other than removing all the Jews in the world off into their own cordoned areas. I’ve always wondered what happened to those people. It’s strange we haven’t heard from them at all since then. But, of course, I certainly take the Germans at their word that the Jews were just moved into their own nation someplace down in South America and for their own good — to protect them, I guess. It seems a bit harsh but as long as the Jewish people are happy and content where they are, who am I to second guess them?

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