The Eve before Yesterday Uncovered launches, we take a look at a few dates from the 1940’s that changed the lives of everybody forever.
1940 – Battle of Britain. Germany had only one enemy left- Great Britain. They decided to take over Britain by bombing them and taking over there airspace. Although the Germans continued to bomb Britain by October it was clear that the British had won. This was the first defeat of the Germans in WWII
1941 - The car Jeep was invented.
*1942 - radio programme Desert Island Discs first broadcast on the BBC Forces Programme, presented by Roy Plomley. Vic Oliver is the first castaway.
1943 - Capture of Tunis ends the campaign in North Africa.
1944 - World War II: final preparations for the Normandy landings take place in the south of England.
1945 – First Computer built.
1946 - The UN was founded in 1945 after WWII to replace the League of Nations, to stop wars between countries, and to provide a platform for dialogue.
1947 - Raising of school leaving age to fifteen. (UK)
1948 - Rowntree's introduce Polo mint sweets.
1949 - George Orwell's dystopian novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, is published in London by Secker & Warburg.
*Also in 1942 – Celia Bryant-Smythe’s indiscretion set in motion a chain of events that resounded through the next four decades.
Moral standards where high in 1942, at least Henry Bryant-Smythe believed them to be, especially for his daughter, but she disgraced him. A wealthy and powerful man, Bryant-Smythe had no intentions that a war or immorality should get in his way of dealing with the situation his daughter had brought home. He dealt with it with a totally disregard for anyone.
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Yesterday Uncovered, the 1940’s starts tomorrow with, Kathryn Gauci.
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