Seven and a half years ago I began a journey…to where I did not know…and for how long was even more of a mystery. The catalyst was a simple phone call from my cousin, Rosalind, telling me she had found some decades old letters between her mother and father in which I might be interested.…

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1940
Germans postpone Operation Sea Lion until spring of 1941. Nighttime raids throughout London and Manchester and fifteen airfields attacked.
1942
First flight of the P-51 with the new Rolls Royce Merlin engine. Battle of Cape Esperance, off Guadalcanal, occurs.

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1939
Assassination attempt is made on Hitler by the Polish Army in Charles de Gaulles Square. The bomb failed to explode.
1940
Heavy bomber raids continue against cities at night. During the day fighter-bombers fly nuisance raids against coastal towns, airfields and other military targets.

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After years of searching and hundreds of interviews, Marilyn and her college professor husband, John, returned to the location of her father’s capture and subsequent nine month imprisonment in Stalag Luft III and Stalag VIIA. She interviewed eyewitnesses to his capture and met the woman who watched him bail out.

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