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Hitler in Paris.jpg
A day after France signed the armistice with Germany in June 1940, Adolf Hitler and his entourage tour Paris.
In 1940 the Germany army defeated the French army and installed a puppet government in Vichy.

World War II

The Germany army secured victory over France, which surrendered in June 1940.

 

Events

EventDateDescription
Tuskegee syphilis experiment1932 - 1972A murderous experiment which looked at the progression of syphilis. Subjects were told that they were being treated, while in fact treatment was denied them. Exposed after 40 years by a whistleblower who went to the press.
The Nazi atom bomb programme1939 - 1945
WW21 September 1939 - 2 September 1945The second world war.
 

New Groups

GroupImageDateTypeDescription
SBSSBSBadge.jpg1940 - PresentMilitaryA UK Special Forces Unit
Special Operations Executive/SO.1Group.png1940 - 1941Intelligence agency
Century GroupGroup.png1940 - 1941A pro-allied interventionist group active in the United States prior to American entry into World War Two.
Committee to Defend America by Aiding the AlliesGroup.pngMay 1940 - Present
British Security CoordinationGroup.pngMay 1940 - Present
Special Operations ExecutiveSpecial Operations Executive.jpg22 July 1940 - 15 January 1946
 

A Group that was Wound Up

GroupImageDateTypeDescription
Right ClubGroup.pngMay 1939 - 23 May 1940SecretA short lived group that organised to oppose Jewish power.
 

Deaths

TitleBornDiedPlace of deathSummaryDescription
Gates McGarrah18631940
John Buchan26 August 187511 February 1940Montreal
Quebec
Spook
Politician
Herbert A. L. Fisher21 March 186518 April 1940Politician
Historian
Academic
Deep state operative
George Lansbury21 February 18597 May 1940Manor House Hospital
North London
United Kingdom
Politician
Emma Goldman27 June 186914 May 1940Toronto
Ontario
Canada
Activist
Orator
Author
Smedley Butler30 July 188121 June 1940Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
United States
Soldier
Whistleblower
Activist
A US general who exposed the coup that financiers had planned for USA.
John McCarl27 November 18792 August 1940Washington DC
D.C.
United States
Leon Trotsky7 November 187921 August 1940Coyoacán
Federal District
Mexico
Neville Chamberlain18 March 18699 November 1940Heckfield
Hampshire
United Kingdom
Politician
Harold Sidney Harmsworth26 April 186826 November 1940BermudaMedia mogul
John Rankin Rathbone5 February 191010 December 1940Politician
Pilot
Philip Henry Kerr18 April 188212 December 1940Washington DC
United States
Politician
Editor
Diplomat
Deep state actor
 

Births

TitleBornPlace of birthDiedSummaryDescription
Frank Terpil1940Brooklyn
New York
US
Spook
Arms Dealer
Drug trafficker
A close friend of Ted Shackley who was deeply involved in arms deals and drug trafficking for the US Deep State
Frank Horton1940Wilmington
Delaware
US
29 March 1997Soldier
Spook
John Vinocur1940New York
US
Editor
Joaquin Romero-Maura1940Historian
Robert Hunter1940Cambridge
Massachusetts
US
Diplomat
William Esrey1940Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
US
Businessperson
Stuart Henderson194031 January 2019Police officerStuart Henderson was Senior Investigating Officer at the Lockerbie Incident Control Centre
Andy Wood2 January 1940GibraltarDiplomat
William O. Studeman16 January 1940
Jim Hoagland22 January 1940South Carolina
US
Journalist
Joachim Gauck24 January 1940Rostock
Germany
Politician
Clergy
William K. Reilly26 January 1940Decatur
Illinois
USA
Chair of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling
Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
Giancarlo Elia Valori27 January 1940Meolo
Venice
Italy
Academic
Spook
Freemason
Businessperson
"The current leaders of the 'contemporary Freemasonry'" in Italy.
Peter Biddulph27 January 1940
Richard S. Lindzen8 February 1940Webster
Massachusetts
Academic
Ted Koppel8 February 1940Nelson
Lancashire
United Kingdom
Journalist
Hubert Burda9 February 1940Heidelberg
Germany
Publisher
William Chasey11 February 1940New Jersey23 May 2015Whistleblower
Spook
Hank Brown12 February 1940Denver
Colorado
Ismail Cem15 February 1940Istanbul
Turkey
24 January 2007Politician
Journalist
Neil Brown22 February 1940Melbourne
Australia
Politician
Gareth PeirceMarch 1940Cheltenham
United Kingdom
UK
Author
Journalist
Lawyer
Per Egil Hegge6 March 1940Trondheim
Norway
Journalist
Frank Dobson15 March 1940Dunnington
United Kingdom
Graham Allison23 March 1940Academic
Stuart Holland25 March 1940Economist
Politician
Nancy Pellosi26 March 1940Baltimore
Maryland
United States
Patrick Leahy31 March 1940United States Senator from Vermont
President pro tempore of the United States Senate
US Senate/Committee on the Judiciary/Chair
US Senate/Committee on Agriculture Nutrition and Forestry/Chair
Barney Frank31 March 1940Bayonne
New Jersey
United States
Politician
Rui Machete7 April 1940São Julião
Portugal
Lawyer
Politician
Max Mosley13 April 1940London
UK
United Kingdom
Jeffrey Archer15 April 1940London
UK
United Kingdom
Politician
Author
Perjurer, politician and apparently also failed armchair revolutionary.
Inocencio F. Arias20 April 1940Diplomat
Michael Copps23 April 1940Milwaukee
Wisconsin
Federal Communications Commission/Chair
Abraham Foxman1 May 1940Baranovichi
Soviet Union
Lawyer
Irwin Cotler8 May 1940Politician
Wayne Downing10 May 1940Peoria
Illinois
18 July 2007Soldier
Thomas Selby Ellis III15 May 1940Bogotá
Colombia
Judge
Roger Ailes15 May 1940Warren
Ohio
United States
18 May 2017Media mogul
Michael McGowan19 May 1940Birkenshaw
West Yorkshire
Journalist
Politician
Michael Wilkes11 June 194027 October 2013Soldier
Businessperson
Horst Teltschik14 June 1940Mähren
Czech Republic
Politician
Spook
Businessperson
Jerry Speyer23 June 1940Milwaukee
Wisconsin
United States
Businessperson
Kenneth Clarke2 July 1940West Bridgford
Nottinghamshire
United Kingdom
Politician
Hans-Fredeich von Ploetz12 July 1940Nimptsch
Niederschlesien
Germany
Lawyer
Diplomat
Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa23 July 1940Belluno
Italy
18 December 2010Banker
Economist
Mary Jo Kopechne26 July 1940Wilkes-Barre
Pennsylvania
United States
18 July 1969Teacher
Secretary
Political campaign specialist
JFK/Assassination/Premature death
Gordon Barrass5 August 1940Journalist
Spook
Jean-Luc Dehaene7 August 1940Montpellier
France
15 May 2014Politician
Barbara Mills10 August 1940Chorleywood
Hertfordshire
United Kingdom
28 May 2011Lawyer
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