The story continues with the second journal. This is an entry from her personal diary, by Elizabeth Lancaster Carsey 80-years-ago. Click here to read more.
No post today.
Here’s what else was happening 80-years-ago today.
France massed troops in French Morocco and threatened to occupy the Spanish side if the Nationalists refused to quickly oust the Germans reported in the territory. France feared that Germany was building up troops there under the guise of “volunteers” in preparation for a surprise attack on French Morocco.
The Spanish government ordered an evacuation of all citizens remaining in Madrid.
Britain warned its citizens that anyone volunteering to fight for either side in the Spanish Civil War would be subject to prosecution under the Foreign Enlistment Act of 1870
Flood warning are issued over the Ohio River region.
The Spanish government decided to hold the Palos despite a German threat of reprisals.
Mahatma Gandhi emerged from two years of silence to make a political speech. He cryptically said, “Show me the way and I am prepared to return to gaol. I am prepared to be hanged. If you do all I want you to do, the Viceroy will say: ‘I am wrong – I thought you people were terrorists, and if you like we Britishers will return by the next steamer.’ We would then say to Lord Linlithgow and the British: ‘India is big enough to hold you and more like you.’ That is my Swaraj.” Gandhi denied that his speech indicated that he was returning to public life.