1914-25 | 1938-39 | 1940 | 1941 | 1942 | 1943 | 1944 | 1945

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14 Jan

W. R. Madell succeeded R. Thomas as Works Manager.

17 Jan

Warsaw, Poland was liberated.

4 Feb

The Yalta Conference began.

14 Feb

Dresden, Germany was bombed.

23 Feb

US flag raised on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima.

15 Apr

British troops liberated the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany.

20 Apr

Russian troops reached the German capital of Berlin.

27 Apr

Russian and American troops met on the River Elbe in Germany.

28 Apr

Italian partisans shot Mussolini.

29 Apr

R3 closed down.

30 Apr

Hitler committed suicide in his Berlin bunker.

3 May

British troops liberated Rangoon, Burma.

5 May

German forces surrendered in the Netherlands and Norway.

8 May

VE Day.

9 May

Unconditional surrender of the Germans forces ratified in Berlin.

30 Jun

The total output from R3 and R4 during the production life of the plant was 15,477 tons.

6 Aug

The Uranium bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan.

9 Aug

The Plutonium bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan.

14 Aug

VJ Day.


264,444 members of the Armed Forces were killed and 277,077 injured.


25,000 divorce petitions were filed (10,000 were filed in 1939), 70% on grounds of adultery: 58% were filed by husbands.


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