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Diary May 1, 1941

British firefighters tried to extinguish burning flames
British firefighters tried to extinguish burning flames from main gas pipes.
Diary for Thursday, May 1, 1941:

Air War

Britain – First of 8 consecutive night raids on Liverpool: 1,450 killed, 1,100 seriously injured, 76,000 homeless. 33 ships sunk or damaged; docks badly damaged (see May 3).

Home Fronts

Britain: Lord Brabazon appointed Minister of Aircraft Production. Ministry of War Transport established, amalgamating former ministries of Shipping and Transport.


USA: Defense bonds on sale.

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