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  • Tokyo, Japan
    Thursday Oct 16, 1941

    Hirohito

    Prime Minister Fumimaro Konoe gave his Resignation

    Tokyo, Japan
    Thursday Oct 16, 1941

    As war preparations continued, Prime Minister Fumimaro Konoe found himself more and more isolated and gave his resignation on October 16.




  • Kharkov, U.S.S.R. (Kharkov, Ukraine)
    Monday Oct 20, 1941

    World War II

    First Battle of Kharkov

    Kharkov, U.S.S.R. (Kharkov, Ukraine)
    Monday Oct 20, 1941

    By 20 October the Germans had reached the western edge of Kharkov, it was taken by 24 October. At that time, however, most of Kharkiv's industrial equipment had been evacuated or rendered useless by the Soviet authorities.




  • London, England
    Tuesday Oct 28, 1941

    The Imitation game: Alan Turing

    A message to Churchill

    London, England
    Tuesday Oct 28, 1941

    On 28 October they wrote directly to Winston Churchill explaining their difficulties, with Turing as the first-named. They emphasized how small their need was compared with the vast expenditure of men and money by the forces and compared with the level of assistance they could offer to the forces. As Andrew Hodges, biographer of Turing, later wrote, "This letter had an electric effect." Churchill wrote a memo to General Ismay, which read: "ACTION THIS DAY. Make sure they have all they want on extreme priority and report to me that this has been done."




  • London, England
    Tuesday Oct 28, 1941

    Alan Turing

    Writing directly to Winston Churchill

    London, England
    Tuesday Oct 28, 1941

    On 28 October they wrote directly to Winston Churchill explaining their difficulties, with Turing as the first named. They emphasised how small their need was compared with the vast expenditure of men and money by the forces and compared with the level of assistance they could offer to the forces.




  • Sevastopol, U.S.S.R.
    Thursday Oct 30, 1941

    World War II

    Siege of Sevastopol

    Sevastopol, U.S.S.R.
    Thursday Oct 30, 1941

    The Siege of Sevastopol also known as the Defense of Sevastopol, was a military battle that took place on the Eastern Front of the Second World War. On 4 July 1942, the remaining Soviet forces surrendered and the Germans seized the port.




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