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12th September 1939

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A meeting of the supreme War Council was held in France, attended by Mr Chamberlain and Lord Chatfield for Great Britain and M Daladier and general Gamelin for France.

The French made further progress in their advance in the region of Saar. There was strong reaction by the German forces in the area.

British troops received a warm welcome in France. It was also reported that British Royal Air Force (RAF) contingents had been stationed in France for some time.

The Polish took advantage of a pause in the German attack on Warsaw to consolidate their principal lines of defence. The main German force was held up at Modlin on the north bank of the Vistula 15 miles from the capital.

Other German attacks in Poland were to the Northeast towards Bialystok and from the south across the San river.

The German high command claimed that the Polish troops trapped in the area west of the Vistula had failed to break through, and that the equipment of four Polish divisions had been captured.

A German submarine stopped and searched the American freighter Wacosta off the coast of Ireland.

Four more British cargo vessels were reported sunk by U-boats, Inverliffey, Firby, Blairlogie and Gartavon. also the Finnish vessel Olivebank was sunk by a drifting mine.

It was announced that owing to doubts about the performance of neutrality, almost all German residents in Eire had left Germany.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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