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27th November 1939

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that the sinking of the HMS Rawalpini on 23 November 1939 off the coast of Iceland, was due to the overwhelming attack by the battleship Deutschland (wrongly reported actually it was, Scharnhorst and Gneisenau).

Two enemy merchantmen, Borkum and Konsul Hendrik Fisser, were captured. The latter was brought into port, the former was sighted and shells by a U-boat, killing four Germans, but none of the price crew. The ship was abandoned.

The Dutch liner Spaarndam was mined of the Thames estuary.

Paris reported that local infantry and artillery engagements east of the Moselle.

Finnish government issued a denial that shots had been fired from the Finnish side of the frontier, but suggested to the Russians a mutual withdrawal of troops.

Reprisal order in council signed by the King.

The British Admiralty received overwhelming response to the appeal, the drifters to assist in minesweeping.

Two corporations are formed in the United States to enable Americans to contribute towards war relief in Great Britain and France.

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We manned the guns of the HMS Rawalpindi

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HMS Rawalpindi picture 1

Deutschland picture 2

Gneisenau picture 2

Scharnhorst Battleship picture 2

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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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