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

Britain
Joined on August 29, 2011
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We looked inside some of the tweets by @RealTimeWWII and found useful information for you.

Inside 100 Tweets

Time between tweets:
7 days
Average replies
6
Average retweets
69
Average likes
296
Tweets with photos
48 / 100
Tweets with videos
0 / 100
Tweets with links
0 / 100

Rankings (sorted by number of followers)

8. in country United Kingdom and category Hobbies

809. in country United Kingdom

Fun Fact

The average Twitter user has 126 followers.

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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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Mitsuo Fuchida, Japanese commander who led attack on Pearl Harbor, has masterminded bombing of Darwin, hoping to paralyze Australian Navy.

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City of Darwin, northern Australia, is being bombed: 242 Japanese planes are raiding the country's northernmost harbour, packed with Allied warships.

City of Darwin, northern Australia, is being bombed: 242 Japanese planes are raiding the country's northernmost harbour, packed with Allied warships.

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Only a thin line of British & Indian troops on the Sittang River now stands between the Japanese army & conquering Burma- & reaching border of India, jewel of British Empire.

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Japanese troops march in triumph into Singapore, which conquerors have renamed Shonan- "light of the south":

Japanese troops march in triumph into Singapore, which conquerors have renamed Shonan- "light of the south":

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Surcouf, prize of General de Gaulle's Free French Navy, has disappeared with all 130 crew in the Caribbean, after freighter sailed away from collision. It may have been subsequently mistaken for a German U-boat & bombed by American planes.
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Surcouf, prize of General de Gaulle's Free French Navy, has disappeared with all 130 crew in the Caribbean, after freighter sailed away from collision. It may have been subsequently mistaken for a German U-boat & bombed by American planes.

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The world's largest submarine, the French "undersea cruiser" Surcouf, has sunk near Panama, after a crash with an American freighter in the middle of the night.

The world's largest submarine, the French "undersea cruiser" Surcouf, has sunk near Panama, after a crash with an American freighter in the middle of the night.

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In Burma, Japanese invaders have smashed through Allied defenses on the Bilin River; British are evacuating the heavily bombed capital of Rangoon.

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The first Japanese military plane is flying over Sydney: taking off from a submarine, pilot Nobuo Fujita surveys the Australian city for potential bombing.
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The first Japanese military plane is flying over Sydney: taking off from a submarine, pilot Nobuo Fujita surveys the Australian city for potential bombing.

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Victorious Japanese troops marching into Singapore greeted by looting; they've shot 500 Chinese citizens "to set an example & restore order."

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Before beginning massacre of Bangka Island, Japanese soldiers rape & sexually assault the Australian nurses:

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Vivian: "A bullet got me in the left loin, went straight through me & out at the front. The force knocked me into the water & there I lay." Feigning death until Japanese leave, she crawls into junge, lone survivor of the Bangka Island Massacre:

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With the women waist-deep in surf, Japanese start to machine-gun them. Nurse Vivian Bullwinkel: "They just swept the line- girls fell one after another."

With the women waist-deep in surf, Japanese start to machine-gun them. Nurse Vivian Bullwinkel: "They just swept the line- girls fell one after another."

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23 female nurses, shipwrecked on Bangka Island, try to surrender; Japanese soldiers order them to walk into the sea at gunpoint. Matron, Irene Drummond, calls: "Chin up, girls. I'm proud of you & I love you all."

23 female nurses, shipwrecked on Bangka Island, try to surrender; Japanese soldiers order them to walk into the sea at gunpoint. Matron, Irene Drummond, calls: "Chin up, girls. I'm proud of you & I love you all."

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Although fighting is over in Singapore, deaths continue; Japanese have shot over 100 wounded survivors from bombed hospital ship Vyner Brooke.

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Nazi U-boats strike the Caribbean: 7 German submarines have attached Dutch island of Aruba, near Venezuela, shelling oil refineries & sinking tankers.

Nazi U-boats strike the Caribbean: 7 German submarines have attached Dutch island of Aruba, near Venezuela, shelling oil refineries & sinking tankers.

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Japan's new Prime Minister, General Tojo, gives speech to the National Diet, celebrating Japanese victories in Malaya & Philippines & promising "new order of coexistence & co-prosperity on ethical principles in Greater East Asia".

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Thanks to unlocking Kriegsmarine Enigma ciphers, British code breakers at Bletchley Park have been able to crack secret German signals to their submarines within days; the new "Shark" code destroys years of work.

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