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World War II Day By Day

This series, consisting of 366 sixty second interstitual programmes, covers, in an entertaining and informative manner, the most important actions, day by day, each date selected from one of the six war years.

This is the most comprehensive series of world war two interstituals to date. It can be used as a stand alone or as an insert into other programmes on the subject.

Whether you are a researcher, broadcaster or producer, the series is intrinsic to any programme on the day to day events of world war two.

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date year description of clip
01 Apr 1944 19325 000 German troops encircled in the Ruhr
02 Apr 1941 Rommel takes Agadabia
03 Apr 1939 Hitler gives orders to prepare 'Plan Weiss' - the attack on Poland
04 Apr 1945 Germans leave Hungary
05 Apr 1945 Patton is 100 km east of the Rhine after fast advance
06 Apr 1941 Germany invades Yugoslavia and Greece
07 Apr 1939 Mussolini occupies Albania
08 Apr 1940 British mine Norwegian fjords
09 Apr 1940 Germany invades Denmark/Norway - '44 US-Philippine troops surrender at Bataan
10 Apr 1942 The Americans finally give up and leave Bataan in the Philippines
11 Apr 1941 The Deutche Afrika Korps surrounds Tobruk
12 Apr 1945 President Roosevelt dies
13 Apr 1941 Belgrade falls to German forces
14 Apr 1945 US and British forces launch drive towards the Po River
15 Apr 1940 British troops start landing Narvik, Bodø, Namsos and Åndalsnes
16 Apr 1945 Soviet offensive from bridgehead on the Oder - start of the assault on Berlin
17 Apr 1945 British troops liberate KZ-camp Bergen-Belsen
18 Apr 1943 Walrus recues Spitfire pilot ditched in the English Channel
19 Apr 1945 US First Army takes Leipzig and Halle
20 Apr 1945 US Seventh Army reaches Nuremberg
21 Apr 1945 Zhukov's Eighth Army reaches Berlin suburbs
22 Apr 1941 Greek First Army trapped in the Metsovon Pass and surrenders
23 Apr 1945 US Eighth Army captures Cebu in the Philippines
24 Apr 1945 Soviet forces surround Berlin
25 Apr 1945 Soviet and American troops meet on the Elbe at Torgau
26 Apr 1945 Fierce Japanese resistance on Okinawa
27 Apr 1941 German troops enter Athens
28 Apr 1945 Mussolini executed
29 Apr 1945 Hitler marries Eva Braun
30 Apr 1945 Hitler commits suicide
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