Eighty years on. 20th October 1939


Compulsory Military Training was instituted in Australia.  The British War Office advised soldiers to read “Mein Kampf” and “The Communist Manifesto”.

Game day 50. Britain

1st Carrier Flotilla sailed east.  2nd Fighter Group located the German 1st Submarine Flotilla and attacked.  6 attacks at 3, 6 defends at 2.  Two submarines were sunk, for the loss of no aircraft.  The submarines dived to avoid further attacks.

In the South Atlantic, 2nd Battleship Flotilla sailed south-west, almost missing the German battleships, but then turned south-east to investigate a sighting.

In Halifax, 1st Canadian Infantry Corps was embarked and began to sail for Britain, clearing the coast of Newfoundland, and escorted by 1st Battleship Flotilla.

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