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11th October 1940

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that the minesweeping trawler HMS Sea King had been sunk by a Kriegsmarine mine.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) heavily bombed invasion bases on French coast during night. In spite, of foggy weather some military objectives in Germany were attacked, as well as enemy-occupied Channel ports.

The war against Italy, The British Royal Air Force (RAF) carried out further raids over Benghazi and Tobruk. Asmara, Eritrea, was also bombed, as was Gura, Abyssinia.

Formations of Luftwaffe aircraft, mostly bomb-carrying fighters, crossed the coast on several occasions. Bombs fell in Kent, Sussex and Thames estuary. Damage to shops and houses. Windows of Canterbury Cathedral shattered. Three dive-bomb attacks on southeast coast town.

During night raids more than 50 areas in London and Home Counties were attacked. Hospital for Incurables, RC. convent, and London buses received direct hits. Merseyside and other towns in North West again attacked. Eight Luftwaffe aircraft destroyed. Nine British fighters lost, but pilots of six safe.

Violent artillery duel between British and German guns fought across Straits of Dover by moonlight.

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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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