The call-up for single
girls in Britain is lowered to 19.
Churchill is said to be ‘on
the mend’ after a severe fever.
The limited recruitment
of women into the Home Guard is announced in Britain.
For the first time in
the war, the British now claim more German prisoners than the
Germans have British.
Eden announces that Empire
casualties in first three years of war are 92,089 killed, 226,719
missing, 88,294 wounded and 107,891 captured.
The first fruits of victory reach
British shops, Algerian wine.
The House of Commons rejects
any lifting of the economic blockade against occupied Europe.
‘Radar’ (Radio Detection
and Ranging) becomes the official term for ‘Radiolocation’.
Brenden Bracken, the British
Minister of Information, makes the first ministerial statement
on Hess since May 1941 and says 'Hess came to find British
Quislings to overthrow Churchill', ‘a Nazi of very low
mentality’ who ‘babbled like an excited schoolboy’.
The allied expeditionary
air force is formed in Britain for the invasion of Europe.
A storm of protest erupts in Britain
over the release of Sir Oswald Mosley, the British fascist,
on health grounds.
Ernie Bevin announces
the conscription to mines as coal output continues to flag
The Establishment of the
Council of Freedom in Denmark is announced in Britain.