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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 May 1945 Hammer and Sickle flag is raised over the old Reichtag building in Berlin
02 May 1945 Karl Wolff signs surrender of German troops in Italy - Berlin surrenders
03 May 1945 Patton's 3rd Army has split Germany in half effectively stopped all resistance
04 May 1942 Japanese fire more than 16000 grenades at Corregidor
05 May 1945 German forces in Holland, Northwest Germany and Denmark surrendered the night before
06 May 1942 Corregidor falls to the Japanese
07 May 1943 Tunis and Bizerte fall to the Allies
08 May 1945 All German forces have surrendered - the war in Europe is over -VE day
09 May 1944 Sevastopol is taken
10 May 1940 Germany opens Western Front
11 May 1944 US Fifth and British Eighth Armies join forces at the Gustav Line
12 May 1940 IV German army reaches the Meuse River
13 May 1943 Tunisia falls
14 May 1940 Rotterdam is destroyed
15 May 1940 Guderian breaks through at Dinant
16 May 1940 Roosevelt asks Congress for 50 000 planes a year
17 May 1940 Stukas attack civilians in Northern France
18 May 1944 Monte Cassino falls
19 May 1945 Last Japanese resistance on Luzon ends
20 May 1940 German forces reach Abbeville in Western France
21 May 1941 Germans capture Maleme Airfield in Crete
22 May 1939 The 'Steel' treaty signed between Germany and Italy
23 May 1941 Bismarch engaged in battle with British navy in Denmark Strait - Hood sinks.
24 May 1940 Hitler stops the Germans advance towards Dunkirk - why?
25 May 1941 20-27/5 - Airborne assault on Crete, it falls to the Germans
26 May 1941 The Bismarch is finally sunk by British forces in the Bay of Biscay
27 May 1940 Evacuation of Dunkirk starts
28 May 1940 Belgium capitulates
29 May 1940 British troops finally forced out of Narvik in Northern Norway
30 May 1942 First RAF 1000-bomber raid on Cologne
31 May 1939 Germany signs a non-aggression treaty with Denmark (Poland refuses)
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