A review of major events OTD in WW2. Onthis day in 1944, the Gestapo discovers a Jewish family hiding in an Amsterdam warehouse. Among those arrested is Anne Frank, age 15. She will eventually die at Bergen-Belsen, but the diary she leaves behind becomes… Continue Reading “August 4 – On this day”
In 1917 Ballymena Petty Officer transfers to army to develop tanks. In 1944 the Irish brigade is received at the Vatican. The German Atlantic U-boat fleet surrenders at the end of WW2 at Lisahally on Lough Foyle, Londonderry in 1945.
Significant events of wartime…
Anniversary of the Lidice massacre by SS who shot all of the village’s men, ten at a time
In 1944 in Italy after Cassino, the Irish Brigade liberated a fine collection of wines held by the German army command…See below