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11th January 1940

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Events On This Day

Russians attacked in region of Salla, but were repulsed.

German raiders crossed British coastline at points from East Scotland down to the Thames estuary. Anti-aircraft fire on fighter patrols drove them out to sea. No bombs were dropped.

British coastal command aircraft attacked three German destroyers off Jutland coast. Three British Royal Air Force (RAF) fighters saved three British cargo boats from attack by the Luftwaffe raider in the North sea.

Paris reported increased artillery activity on both sides of the Western front, and patrol clashes in the Vosges. Three Luftwaffe machines brought down behind French lines. A Heinkel bomber made a forced landing in Holland after being damaged in an encounter with British fighters.

The British steamer Keynes was bombed and sunk in the North sea.

The British tanker El Oso was mined in a convoy of West coast.

The British trawler Celita was machine-gunned in the North sea.

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Commissioned 11 January 1940

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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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