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  1. Mar 14, 2021 · The first stagecoaches began to run from Christchurch in 1640. Then in 1642 came the civil war. At first, Christchurch was in the hands of the Royalists but in April 1644 a parliamentary army captured the town. Later that year the royalists made 2 attempts to capture Christchurch. The first time they were driven back.

  2. 1 day ago · Finally, at 12:40 pm on August 31, 1939, Hitler ordered hostilities against Poland to start at 4:45 the next morning. The invasion began as ordered. In response, Great Britain and France declared war on Germany on September 3, at 11:00 am and at 5:00 pm, respectively. World War II had begun.

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  4. January 28, 2022. On January 26, the first influx of American troops arrived in the British Isles during World War II. To a large extent, the British had been single-handedly holding off Nazi Germany for over two years, and the Americans were greeted with both relief and curiosity when they finally landed in the United Kingdom, or, more ...

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  5. Christchurch Airfield was a civil airfield that started operation from 1926, enlarged for wartime operations in 1941, Christchurch was used during World War II by the Royal Air Force and the United States Army Air Forces Ninth Air Force.

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  6. Returning from Munich in 1938 with the above agreement bearing both his and Adolf Hitler’s signatures, Neville Chamberlain believed he had secured peace: ‘I believe it is peace for our time’. The agreement was that Germany and Great Britain should never go to war again in the event of disagreement between the two countries.

  7. World War 2 Timeline – 1939. by Ben Johnson. Important events of 1939 and the start of the Second World War, including Prime Minister Chamberlain’s (pictured to the left) ultimatum to Hitler; withdraw German troops from Poland or war will be declared. 1 Sept. Germany invades Poland.

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