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10th October 1939

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Events On This Day

M Daladier replied to Adolf Hitler's peace proposals in a broadcast, and stated that France would continue to fight for a definite guarantee of security in Europe.

The work of the British Royal Air Force (RAF) was reviewed by Sir Kingsley Wood, in the house of commons. He announced that there would soon be 100% increase in production of planes.

The London Gazette announced that two British Royal Air Force (RAF) officers who took part in the raid on Wilhelmshaven on 4 September 1939 had been awarded the DFC. These were the first declarations to be made in the present war.

Paris reported very great activity on the part of German reconnaissance units between the Moselle and the Saar. There was also artillery activity on both sides.

The Estonian government resigned M Uluots was appointed premier and M Piip foreign secretary in the new government.

The partial evacuation of certain towns in Finland including Helsinki and Viborg, was begun.

Adolf Hitler opened the winter relief fund campaign in Berlin

The Swedish steamer Vistula was reported to have been sunk by a U-boat.

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The Second Great War.
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The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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