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8th December 1939

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Events On This Day

The King, in the course of his tour of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) visited aircraft units and decorated flying officer R. C. Graveley and Sergeant F. H. Gardener

British coastal command aircraft sank a U-boat by bombing. Another was attacked. Luftwaffe aircraft were reported off the east coast during the proceeding night. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) aircraft went up to intercept them. One Luftwaffe aircraft approached the Thames estuary, and was driven off by anti-aircraft fire.

The British cargo boat Merel was mined off the southeast coast.

The British cargo steamer Navaota was torpedoed in the Atlantic.

German naval launch mined in German minefield of Langeland.

Russia declared a blockade of the Finnish coast along the Gulf of Bothnia.

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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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