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13th November 1939

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) fighter aircraft repulsed a Luftwaffe raider over the East Coast. Two attacks on the Shetlands were made by Luftwaffe aircraft, which were driven off by anti-aircraft gunfire. Bombs were dropped, for the first time in this war on British soil, but did no damage.

The British air ministry announced that an attack on a U-boat was made on Sunday by a British reconnaissance aircraft of the coastal command.

Luftwaffe reconnaissance aircraft reached the outskirts of Paris, and were met by anti-aircraft fire. Activity of the aircraft on both sides was reported from the Western front.

Finnish delegation left Moscow for Helsinki without an agreement having been reached.

The British steamer Ponzano, was reported sunk by a U-boat.

The British Admiralty announced that two German steamers Mecklenburg and Parana had been intercepted by British warships, and had been scuttled by their crews. After rescuing the crews the warships finally sank the ships by gunfire to prevent their being dangerous to navigation.

Formation of a South African Seaward defence Force officially announced.

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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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