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19th October 1939

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Events On This Day

Heavy rain, held up operations on the Western front. Some German outposts were stated to be flooded.

Anglo-French treaty with Turkey, was signed at Ankara. The terms provide for mutual assistance in the event of an act of aggression by a European power against any of the signatories, leading to war in the Mediterranean area. The treaty has been concluded 15 years.

Two Luftwaffe pilots half the crew of a bomber shot down over the North Sea on Tuesday, drifted ashore in a collapsible rubber boat at Whitby.

German balloon, to which a long wire cable was attached came down in a field at Cruden Aberdeenshire.

Sir Kingsley Wood, returned to London from a two-day visit to France to inspect the British Royal Air Force (RAF) units stationed there.

The Scandinavian monarchs and the president of Finland broadcast declarations of mutual solidarity and of Finland's determination to preserve her integrity.

The British Ministry of transport announced that in September, first month of the blackout that total number of persons killed on the roads of Great Britain was 1,130 compared with 617 in August.

During the week ending the 14 October 1939 the British contraband control intercepted and detained 23,000 tons of goods make a total of 338,000 tons since the beginning of its activities.

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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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