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28th October 1939

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Germans reported to have massed 65 to 80 divisions behind the lines from the North Sea to Switzerland.

A Luftwaffe Heinkel He 111 aircraft attempting a reconnaissance flight over the Forth area was forced down at, Lammermoorr Hills east of Dalkeith by British fighters. Two of the crew survived and were taken to Edinburgh. Another Luftwaffe plane appeared over the Orkneys, but disappeared when fighters went to engage it.

The British air ministry announced that the British Royal Air Force (RAF) aircraft carried out night reconnaissances over certain areas in southern Germany. This was the first flight in severe weather. All aircraft returned.

Washington issued a protest against the attitude of Russia over the case of the City of Flint, the whereabouts of which at present was uncertain.

M19 Minesweeper
Launched 28 October 1939

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They were shot down in the Lammermoors

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Heinkel He 111 shot down picture 1

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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