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17th November 1939

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Events On This Day

Meeting of the Allied supreme War Council was held in London.

A Luftwaffe reconnaissance plane flew over South West Lancs, Cheshire, and North Wales, and another flew over the Shetlands. No bombs were dropped anti-aircraft guns were in action.

The British air ministry announced that daylight reconnaissances over North West Germany were carried out and an important naval base successfully photographed.

Luftwaffe reconnaissance planes dropped leaflets over town's in central and southeast France.

Nine Czechoslovakian students were executed and many demonstrators were arrested following riots in Bohemia. Czech universities close down to three years.

Violent attack on Russia, warning her not to interfere in the Balkans, broadcast from Rome in Russian.

General Sikorski, Polish Prime Minister, visited Scotland and presented war decorations to members of Polish naval units.

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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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