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30th September 1939

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Events On This Day

The Polish President M Moscicki resigned the presidency of Poland. A statement from the Polish Embassy in Paris, announced the constitution of a new Polish government with M Raczkiewicz as president and general Sikorski as Premier and Minister of War.

The Warsaw garrison began to leave the city.

Successful reconnaissance flights were carried out by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) over Germany. Five British aircraft reconnoitering on the Western front, were engaged in an air battle with 15 Luftwaffe fighters at a height of 20,000 feet over German territory and suffered some casualties.

The air ministry announced that theBritish Royal Air Force (RAF) pilots have flown at a height of only 600 feet above the Siegfried line and made a valuable photographic survey of gun in placements and other defences.

The Danish steamer Vendia is sunk by German U-boats off The Scaw.

The German pocket battleship, Admiral Graf Spee sinks the British steamship HMS Clement.

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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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