Live tweets from 1942

Live 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

Britain
Joined on August 29, 2011
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Inside 100 Tweets

Time between tweets:
6 hours
Average replies
8
Average retweets
60
Average likes
290
Tweets with photos
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8. in country United Kingdom and category Hobbies

818. in country United Kingdom

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Mexico has declared war on Germany, Italy & Japan; finally driven into open conflict with the Axis after several sinkings of neutral ships in the Gulf of Mexico by German U-boats. https://t.co/H3MnmNdFKi

Mexico has declared war on Germany, Italy & Japan; finally driven into open conflict with the Axis after several sinkings of neutral ships in the Gulf of Mexico by German U-boats. https://t.co/H3MnmNdFKi

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Auckland's airfield, not expecting enemy aircraft, has turned on landing lights for to guide the Japanese reconnaissance plane- helping it get fine photos of aerodrome & harbour.

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First ever hostile aircraft is flying over New Zealand: Japanese pilot Susumo Ito is on a seaplane surveillance flight over Auckland. https://t.co/KfvpiJAxIP

First ever hostile aircraft is flying over New Zealand: Japanese pilot Susumo Ito is on a seaplane surveillance flight over Auckland. https://t.co/KfvpiJAxIP

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Australians Violet McLeod, Pauline Thompson & Gladys Hosking were all strangled to death; witnesses report seeing a US soldier nearby shortly before their bodies were found. Killer may be on one of the thousands of Americans stationed in Melbourne.

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A serial killer stalks Melbourne's darkened streets, taking advantage of the fact that city lights have been dimmed for fear of Japanese air raids- press have dubbed him the "Brownout Strangler"

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A woman's corpse has been found in Melbourne, strangled, partially stripped & dumped in an air-raid trench. It's the third identical murder within the last three weeks.

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In Allied-controlled Egypt, British aim to deceive the Germans with fake tanks- building replica Crusader chassis around trucks driving in open sight of Luftwaffe reconnaissance planes. https://t.co/pKdbtKDgsm

In Allied-controlled Egypt, British aim to deceive the Germans with fake tanks- building replica Crusader chassis around trucks driving in open sight of Luftwaffe reconnaissance planes. https://t.co/pKdbtKDgsm

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Both German & Soviet armies are mired in Rasputitsa- Russia's "time of mud", as spring snowmelt turns the ground into a near-impassable swamp. https://t.co/SKwmhNi2j5

Both German & Soviet armies are mired in Rasputitsa- Russia's "time of mud", as spring snowmelt turns the ground into a near-impassable swamp. https://t.co/SKwmhNi2j5

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There's huge public support for USSR in Allied nations; mass Communist rallies in Britain protest for opening a "second front" against the Germans. https://t.co/bX6iVdtfes

There's huge public support for USSR in Allied nations; mass Communist rallies in Britain protest for opening a "second front" against the Germans. https://t.co/bX6iVdtfes

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Angry Soviets think that UK & US governments are happy to let Russians die in order to slow down the Nazis. Russian cartoon shows Churchill advised by Generals Noneedtorush, Letswait, Shouldwerisk, Whatiftheybeatus & Whatifitgoeswrong. https://t.co/BP4hmcTuli

Angry Soviets think that UK & US governments are happy to let Russians die in order to slow down the Nazis. Russian cartoon shows Churchill advised by Generals Noneedtorush, Letswait, Shouldwerisk, Whatiftheybeatus & Whatifitgoeswrong. https://t.co/BP4hmcTuli

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Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov is in London, demanding that British & American forces invade mainland Europe & force Nazis into a two-front war, to take pressure off USSR. https://t.co/uc92N6bF6w

Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov is in London, demanding that British & American forces invade mainland Europe & force Nazis into a two-front war, to take pressure off USSR. https://t.co/uc92N6bF6w

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Jaws of a trap are closing around Soviet forces in Ukraine; Red Army's bloody push towards Kharkov has been almost surrounded by German counterattack. https://t.co/dYjI7hOetO

Jaws of a trap are closing around Soviet forces in Ukraine; Red Army's bloody push towards Kharkov has been almost surrounded by German counterattack. https://t.co/dYjI7hOetO

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German companies also profit from Nazi mass murder: Reichsbahn railway are paid passenger fares to ship Jews to death camps in cattle cars. https://t.co/TWEYPoy9g8

German companies also profit from Nazi mass murder: Reichsbahn railway are paid passenger fares to ship Jews to death camps in cattle cars. https://t.co/TWEYPoy9g8

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SS have long used concentration camp prisoners as slave labour in quarries & factories; newly opened Nazi death camps have also been ordered to profit from their victims.

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30 trainloads of clothes recovered from those murdered at Chelmno death camp have arrived in the ghetto in Łódź, to be sorted & cleaned by Jewish workers before resale; SS claim they have been "donated".

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Nazi SS have begun a program to profit from the mass killing of Poland's Jews; they hope to sell the clothes & gold teeth retrieved from their corpses. https://t.co/WuYGqU2N57

Nazi SS have begun a program to profit from the mass killing of Poland's Jews; they hope to sell the clothes & gold teeth retrieved from their corpses. https://t.co/WuYGqU2N57

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USA continues mass deportation of citizens based on their ethnicity, as Japanese-Americans are banned from living on West Coast; one young boy tagged for army to transport him to a detention camp: https://t.co/Zm8NfI4SWb

USA continues mass deportation of citizens based on their ethnicity, as Japanese-Americans are banned from living on West Coast; one young boy tagged for army to transport him to a detention camp: https://t.co/Zm8NfI4SWb

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German forces have crushed the last Soviet pocket on the Kerch Peninsula, in eastern Crimea: 162,000 Red Army soldiers have been killed or captured. Germans have lost 7588 men in this new offensive. https://t.co/POQA0fSqfi

German forces have crushed the last Soviet pocket on the Kerch Peninsula, in eastern Crimea: 162,000 Red Army soldiers have been killed or captured. Germans have lost 7588 men in this new offensive. https://t.co/POQA0fSqfi

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With Soviet casualties mounting in Ukraine & Germans threatening to surround the Red Army in a vast pincer movement, Stalin has finally given permission to stop attempt to advance towards Kharkov.

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