Drafting in the UK


27 April 1939. Today the Cabinet decided to enforce drafting in the UK. Forces are definitely massing for a surge that becomes increasingly likely.


Clouds of war gather in Central Europe


This blog starts today, St. George’s Day, 23 April, 1939. This will be a chronicle of the war that threatens from the East.

Little more than one month ago, on 15 March, Germany declared Bohemia and Moravia its protectorate, placing it under supervision of Reichsprotektor Konstantin von Neurath.

On 23 March, Lithuania ceded the Memel territory to Germany.

Brigadier Peter Young (World War II, p. 16) reminds us that, barely 25 days ago, on 29 March, the Cabinet ordered Britain’s territorial forces to double in size.

The prospects are grim as we look to developments in Central Europe.