Paris reported great activity behind the German lines. But no renewal of the attack.
Luftwaffe aircraft approached Scapa Flow no bombs were dropped. They were
engaged by heavy anti-aircraft fire.
The Kings of Norway and Denmark
and the President of Finland, arrived in Stockholm to confer with the King of
The German ambassador to Turkey Franz
, was recalled by his government.
General Wavell, commander
of British land forces in the middle east, and general Weygand, former chief of
French general staff, arrived in Ankara by air talks with the Turkish general
The British Admiralty announced that 24 officers and 786 men had
lost their lives in HMS Royal Oak, out of a complement of 81 officers and 1,153
It was reported that two British liners, City of Mandalay, and Yorkshire
had been torpedoed in the Atlantic by U-46
commanded by Herbert
commanded by Werner
. The United States steamer Independence Hall had picked up 300 survivors.
The British Royal Air Force (RAF) made a successful night reconnaissance
over north-west Germany. Go To: 19th
October Articles: Stars
and stripes went to the rescue
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