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9th September 1939

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Events On This Day

The war cabinet announced that their policy was based on the assumption that the war will last for three years or more.

The French command reported that an attack by one of their divisions on the Western front, has secured important games.

The greater part of the Warndt Forest, an important coal producing area, was in French hands.

The torpedoing of three more merchant ships to British and one French was reported.

The Ministry of information, stated that it was evident that German submarine commanders had been ordered to sink on sight and without warning.

A fifth British Royal Air Force (RAF) reconnaissance flight over Germany was made and more propaganda leaflets were dropped over Cassel and other areas in central Germany.

Having inadvertently crossed a part of Belgium territory, some British aeroplanes, became engaged with Belgium fighters. Apologies were later offered to the Belgium government.

It was officially announced that since the Duke of Kent have assumed a naval appointment to the duration of the war, Lord Gowrie would continue in office as governor general of Australia.

Hermann Göring, broadcast from a Berlin armaments factory, appealing for peace.

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The Second Great War.
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The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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