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20th October 1939

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The Western front, generally was quiet. There was patrol and reconnaissance activity between the Moselle and the Saar.

German reconnaissance aircraft appeared twice over the Firth of Forth area. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) fighters took off to meet them, but the only planes had disappeared before contact could be made.

King George and the President of Turkey, exchanged telegrams expressing mutual satisfaction over the signing of the treaty between Britain, France and Turkey.

Mr R G Menzies, Prime Minister of Australia, announced the reintroduction in January 1940, of compulsory military training home service.

It was announced that Adolf Hitler had signed a decree by which 3,000,000 Jews now living in Poland, will get their own territory in eastern Poland, with a Jewish capital at Lublin.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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