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This week in the War, 11–17 March 1940: The Duke & Josephine

This week in the war, on 15 March 1940 in Chicago, American jazz composer and pianist, Duke Ellington, recorded Concerto for Cootie, which he dedicated to his trumpet soloist Charles ‘Cootie’ Williams. Ellington and his band were at the height … Continue reading

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This week in the War, 4–10 March 1940: The Deuxieme Bureau & The Heroes of Telemark

This week in the war, on 9 March 1940 and with the agreement of Norwegian authorities, a team of Deuxieme Bureau (French Military Intelligence) operatives took possession of a stock of heavy water at the Vemork Norsk Hydo plant (shown … Continue reading

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