This Week in WWII – 4th Week of August


Luftwaffe hammers airfields in Britain. Major night-time attack on Liverpool…Heavy raids on London, Midlands and North East Coast. Heavy raids on targets in the Midlands…Heavy night-time raids on Liverpool. Heavy raids on South East Coast.


Another U-boat is forced to surface off Ireland and its Enigma machine is captured. The first signs appear that a Leningrad “siege” is beginning.


Liberation of Paris begins. Allies liberate Paris. Normandy Battle over with Liberation of Paris. The Dumbarton Oaks Conference ends, setting up the basic structure of the United Nations.