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24th September 1939

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Bombardment of Warsaw continued incessantly German troops claimed to have crossed the Vistula between Modlin and Warsaw, thus cutting off the latter.

On the Western front, local attacks made by Germany were repulsed. Several successful air actions were fought.

It was stated that the British expeditionary Force in France was still moving or into its positions, preparatory to going into action.

The Swedish steamer Gertrud Blatt was sunk by German U-boats

The British cargo boat Hazelside was sunk during the night by an German U-boat. 23 of the crew were picked up six hours later by a fishing boat. However 11 were reported missing.

Oil wells at Drohobycz, centre of the Galician oilfields, were taken over by Russian troops.

Z22 Anton Schmitt Destroyer
Commissioned 24 September 1939

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Z22 Anton Schmitt Destroyer

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