WW2 Tweets from 1942

WW2 Tweets from 1942

@RealTimeWWII

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I livetweet the Second World War as it happened on this date in 1942 & for 4 years to come (2nd time around). Created by Alwyn Collinson, realtimewwii@gmail.com

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Joined on August 29, 2011
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Inside 100 Tweets

Time between tweets:
7 days
Average replies
8
Average retweets
74
Average likes
267
Tweets with photos
67 / 100
Tweets with videos
0 / 100
Tweets with links
0 / 100

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8. in country United Kingdom and category Hobbies

809. in country United Kingdom

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"If Day" has greatly encouraged Canadians to buy "Victory Loans". Watch video of the Wehrmacht in Winnnipeg:

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New "Nazi" conquerors of Canada issue 10-point occupation plan in newspaper the Winnipeg Tribune (now renamed Das Winnipeger Lügenblatt): http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/mb_history/13/ifday.shtml …

New "Nazi" conquerors of Canada issue 10-point occupation plan in newspaper the Winnipeg Tribune (now renamed Das Winnipeger Lügenblatt): http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/mb_history/13/ifday.shtml …

For "If Day", Canadian "Nazis" have occupied Winnipeg, arrested the Mayor, city officials, teachers & priests, burned books- & raised over $3 million by selling Canadian war bonds.
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For "If Day", Canadian "Nazis" have occupied Winnipeg, arrested the Mayor, city officials, teachers & priests, burned books- & raised over $3 million by selling Canadian war bonds.

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Nazis have invaded Winnipeg, Canada- student volunteers dressed as German soldiers have captured the city, now renamed "Himmlerstadt", in a stunt to raise money for war effort:

Nazis have invaded Winnipeg, Canada- student volunteers dressed as German soldiers have captured the city, now renamed "Himmlerstadt", in a stunt to raise money for war effort:

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Japanese troops have massacred 74 Dutch prisoners of war in Borneo, beheading their captives in revenge for Dutch destruction of oil refineries before they could fall into Japanese hands.

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With Singapore conquered & the Philippines besieged, Japanese troops are pouring into the Netherlands East Indies, smashing Dutch resistance:

With Singapore conquered & the Philippines besieged, Japanese troops are pouring into the Netherlands East Indies, smashing Dutch resistance:

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More than half of Darwin's population have "gone bush": disappeared into Australia's outback, fleeing anticipated Japanese attack.

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With hundreds dead to Japanese bombing in port of Darwin, fear of an invasion is spreading across Australia; government prepares population to fight back:

With hundreds dead to Japanese bombing in port of Darwin, fear of an invasion is spreading across Australia; government prepares population to fight back:

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Alastair Urquhart, British prisoner of war, is marched past "a thicket of severed Chinese heads, speared on poles on both sides of the road". War artist Ronald Searle captures the scene:
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Alastair Urquhart, British prisoner of war, is marched past "a thicket of severed Chinese heads, speared on poles on both sides of the road". War artist Ronald Searle captures the scene:

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1000s of Singaporean men, women & children are being shot, beheaded, or used for live bayonet practice by Japanese troops:

1000s of Singaporean men, women & children are being shot, beheaded, or used for live bayonet practice by Japanese troops:

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Japanese are arresting all "potentially hostile" Chinese of Singapore: Communists, Nationalists, civil servants who worked for the British, tattooed, armed, or especially tall people.

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As Japanese conquerors celebrate their victory with a march through Singapore, their murderous mass purge of the Chinese population has begun.

As Japanese conquerors celebrate their victory with a march through Singapore, their murderous mass purge of the Chinese population has begun.

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German occupiers of USSR institute slave labour decree: Hitler has ordered that conscripted Russians have no limits to working hours, German employers can beat them, & anyone who refuses to work should be executed.

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Japanese conquerors are making Allied prisoners sweep streets of Singapore at gunpoint, as locals gather to watch "humiliation of the sahibs":

Japanese conquerors are making Allied prisoners sweep streets of Singapore at gunpoint, as locals gather to watch "humiliation of the sahibs":

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Fear of treachery from ethnically Japanese Americans is high; cartoonist Dr. Seuss illustrates "Honorable Fifth Column" waiting for signal from Japan to start attacking California, Washington & Oregon.

Fear of treachery from ethnically Japanese Americans is high; cartoonist Dr. Seuss illustrates "Honorable Fifth Column" waiting for signal from Japan to start attacking California, Washington & Oregon.

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US President Roosevelt has signed Executive Order 9066, authorizing US military to deport persons of "enemy ancestry" to internment camps.

US President Roosevelt has signed Executive Order 9066, authorizing US military to deport persons of "enemy ancestry" to internment camps.

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US government is secretly building concentration camps in the central states, planning to deport Japanese-Americans from coast, for fear of sabotage & spying.

US government is secretly building concentration camps in the central states, planning to deport Japanese-Americans from coast, for fear of sabotage & spying.

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In panic, fearing the air raid is prelude to an incoming Japanese invasion, many inhabitants of Darwin & even some Australian soldiers are looting from bombsites & fleeing south.

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Japanese bombing has left Darwin port & city wrecked- 8 ships sunk, 200+ Australians dead, just 4 attacking planes shot down.

Japanese bombing has left Darwin port & city wrecked- 8 ships sunk, 200+ Australians dead, just 4 attacking planes shot down.

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Japanese bombs rain on Dawin Harbour; freighter Neptuna, loaded with TNT, explodes in a vast pillar of flame, killing 36 crew.

Japanese bombs rain on Dawin Harbour; freighter Neptuna, loaded with TNT, explodes in a vast pillar of flame, killing 36 crew.

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