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One of over 2,000 barrage balloons that filled the skies over south-east England in an attempt to stop V1 flying bombs reaching London.
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03/01/1944 Monty is reported to be back in Britain in order to take command of the British contingent of the Allied Expeditionary Force.
16/01/1944 Eisenhower takes up his post as C-in-C Allied Expeditionary Forces in Britain.
 
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14/02/1944
Eisenhower sets up the SHAEF HQ in Britain.
 
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03/03/1944 British civilian casualties now total 50,324 dead, with military deaths at 50,103.
16/03/1944
Oswald Job, a British subject, is hanged for spying at Pentonville Prison.
 
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18/04/1944 The Foreign Office bans all coded messages from foreign embassies and says that diplomatic bags are to be censored. Only the fighting allies are to be excluded from the ban.
24/04/1944 All overseas travel is banned in Britain.
27/04/1944 Both the Canadian and New Zealand Prime Ministers arrive in London for the Imperial Conference.
28/04/1944 The South African and Rhodesian Prime Ministers arrive for the imperial Conference.
29/04/1944 Curtin, the Australian Prime Minister arrives in London.
 
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01/05/1944 The Imperial Conference opens in London. A military mission from Tito arrives in London, his 60,000-strong army is now the recognised force in Yugoslavia.
19/05/1944 Eden tells the House of Commons that 47 RAF officers were shot while ‘escaping’ from Stalag Luft III.
24/05/1944 Prime Minister Winston Churchill takes to the floor of the House of Commons to announce that Spain will not be a target in the forthcoming Allied invasion of mainland Europe and Spain's internal affairs are no business of the Allies. He expresses the hope that a post-war Francoist Spain will be "a strong influence for the peace of the Mediterranean after the war."
 
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18/06/1944 The Guards Chapel, across the street from Buckingham Palace, is struck by a V-1 "buzz bomb" in the midst of Sunday morning services. One hundred and nineteen soldiers and civilians are killed.
23/06/1944 Eden tells the Commons ' the facts' about the killing of 50 ‘escaping’ RAF officers at Stalag Luft III, saying 'These prisoners of war were murdered'
 
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01/07/1944 Beginning of the Bretton Woods Conference convened to deal with post-war financial and economic problems. The establishment of the International Monetary Fund for Reconstruction and Development is announced.
 
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01/09/1944 The British government announces that Gen. Bernard L. Montgomery has been appointed field marshal. While nominally a promotion, the new rank is meant to salve the blow to Montgomery’s pride at being superseded by Eisenhower as commander of the land battle in Western Europe.
03/09/1944 A National Day of Prayer is declared in Britain on fifth anniversary of outbreak of war. British Empire casualties are revealed as 242,995 killed, 80,603 missing, 311,500 wounded and 290,381 captured.
30/09/1944 Rejoicing in the streets of Dover at the announcement that the last of the German cross-channel guns, which have pounded the southeast coast of Britain for three years, have been silenced.
 
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03/12/1944 Britain's Home Guard, the civilian force assigned to the defence of Britain in the event of German invasion, is stood down after five years. King George VI declares the "You have fulfilled your charge,".
22/12/1944 The British announce a call-up of 250,000 troops ‘to sustain and nourish our armies in the line’.
 

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