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Fun Facts Of The Forties

Bond was born and a Royal wedding was announced. UnderTheChristmasTree take a look at fun facts of the 1940’s as our ByGone Christmases continue.

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In 1940 Disney released “Fantasia”.  Fantasia is a 1940’s American animated film produced by Walt Disney and released by Walt Disney Productions.  The film featured Mickey Mouse as the Sorcerer’s Apprentice, probably the most famous short of the film.

Before he became a best-selling author, this writer organized the British intelligence group “30 Assault Unit” in 1942 and is credited with planning “Operation Golden Eye”, a tactic to defend Gibraltar if Germany invaded Spain. That author was Ian Fleming who wrote the best selling James Bond novels – now we know where he got his ideas from!

Did you know that the first Computer was built in 1945?  Thanks to technology that was created almost 70 years ago, we are able to bring you all of this fantastic information! Hurrah! In all seriousness, it is hard to believe that 69 years later we have the technology of internet and everything that has come with it because of the invention of a computer in the 40’s.

November 1947 saw a famous couple tie the knot as Princess Elizabeth, now our Queen, married Philip Mountbatten who, on his marriage, was given the title Duke of Edinburgh by King George VI.

Anne Frank’s book ‘The Diary of a Young Girl’ (The Diary of Anne Frank) was published in 1947 after it was found in 1945 when her family’s location in the attic of her father’s office building was betrayed to the Nazis.

London hosted  the XIV Olympics which were held in 1948 for the first time since the outbreak of WWII.  Officially known as the Games of the XIV Olympiad, This was the second occasion that London had hosted the Olympic Games.

When this successful 1940’s solo singer sang, ‘bobby soxers’ screamed and even fainted – who was he?  Frank Sinatra!

Do get in touch below if you know any fun 40’s facts. Comment below and let us now.

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