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9th October 1939

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Events On This Day

The Admiralty announced that on the previous afternoon, a German naval Squadron had been cited by patrol aircraft, south west of Norway. Owing to oncoming darkness the enemy escaped.

There were repeated actions in the North sea between German Luftwaffe and the British warships. New British ships were damaged.

Four British aeroplanes flying in pairs carried out daylight reconnaissance flights. The whole way along the frontier from France to the North sea. The first pair encountered bad weather and were assailed by anti-aircraft fire from Coblenz and Sietburg, but returned home safely. The second pair were able to take valuable photographs.

Paris reported German patrol activity on either side of the valley of the lower Nied and to the south of Zweibrücken.

For the first time Germans made use of loudspeakers to put across propaganda from their frontlines.

Dr Juho Paasikivi, Finnish Minister in Stockholm, left Helsinki from Moscow.

Sweden decreed that men who would normally leave the army. Next Sunday, should remain with the colours.

Count Wailaw-Grzybowski, Polish ambassador to Moscow, he and his staff left Moscow.

Russian troops, who are to occupy naval and air bases began marching into Estonia.

First contingent of the reformed Czechoslovakian army left Paris for the Western front.

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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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