Oxford grad tweets WWII live

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An Oxford history graduate who is tweeting WW2 events in real time has garnered over 120,000 followers on Twitter.

Alwyn Collinson, who graduated from St Peter’s College in 2006, is tweeting the events of the Second World War, each day recording the events which took place on the same date in 1939.

Recent updates include ‘From today, Jews living in the city of Lodz, Poland, must sew a yellow star onto their clothing to identify their race’ and ‘A National Committee for Liberation of Czechoslovakia just announced in Paris led by Edvard Benes, former President’.

Collinson updates the Twitter stream roughly 40 times a day, and has vowed to continue for the next six years, listing events up until the end of the war in 1945.

Follow his updates on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/#!/realtimewwii.

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