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2 Jan 1895

10 Dec 1938

  • Italian physicist Professor Enrico Fermi received the Nobel prize for Physics in Stockholm, Sweden for his work on radioactive elements. Instead of returning home he then fled to the United States with his family (his wife was Jewish) and would later contribute to the Manhatten Project. ww2dbase [Stockholm | AC]
Photo(s) dated 10 Dec 1938
Author Pearl Buck receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature from King Gustaf V, Stockholm Concert Hall, Sweden, 10 Dec 1938
25 Jun 1941

  • In Stockholm, Sweden the Riksdag sanctioned the passage of the German Wehrmacht's Engelbrecht Division from Norway across Swedish soil to the front in Finland. ww2dbase [Operation Silver Fox | Stockholm | AC]
2 Jun 1944

16 Apr 1960


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"With Germany arming at breakneck speed, England lost in a pacifist dream, France corrupt and torn by dissension, America remote and indifferent... do you not tremble for your children?"

Winston Churchill, 1935

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