Eighty years on. 1st April 1940


Hitler set the date for the invasion of Denmark and Norway as 9th April.

Vice-Admiral Max Horton commanding Royal Navy home-based submarines anticipated a German invasion of Norway and ordered 12 submarines to patrol the North Sea and the Baltic to intercept warships from naval bases German coast.

Douglas Bader was back flying a Hurricane for the RAF after losing both legs in a flying accident in 1931.

The BBC broadcast a speech by Adolf Hitler, in which the Führer reminded the audience that Columbus had discovered America with the help of German science and technology, and all Americans of Czech and Polish descent were entitled to come under the protection of Germany.  Once the German Protectorate was extended to the United States, the Statue of Liberty would be removed to alleviate traffic congestion and the White House would be renamed the Brown House. It was an April Fools’ Day hoax.

Game day 214. France

France collected 10 Industrial resource points from its territories around the world.

Six merchantmen were sent to Algeria potentially to ship forces to France.  Infantry were deployed in French West Africa and French Equatorial Africa.

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General Whiskers

Wargaming butterfly (mainly solo), unpainted model figure amasser, and Historical Re-enactor of the black powder era.

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