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13th September 1940

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that Belgian steamer Ville de Mons was reported sunk on 1 September 1940.

British machines made daylight attacks on convoy of tankers off mole of Zeebrugge, one ship exploded.

During night the British Royal Air Force (RAF) heavily bombed invasion bases on enemy coasts.

Italians. crossed Egyptian frontier and occupied Sollum and Customs post at Musaid.

During long daytime raid bombs fell on Buckingham Palace wrecking Royal Chapel and injuring, three employees. Incendiaries were dropped on Downing St. but no damage was done, Oil bomb damaged roof of House of Lords. Big hospital bombed for second time. Many incendiary bombs dropped.

Attacks made on several, districts in Southeast England. Considerable damage to one Essex town, but no casualties. Later, bombs fell in one district of Central London, in Eastbourne and in Kent and Surrey. Incendiaries also fell in Northern Ireland.

During night raiders new over London area in relays at 10-minute intervals. Incendiary bombs fell in South West square. A Post Office and a library were wrecked and many shops damaged. In South Wales bombs caused damage in one town. Luftwaffe lost two aircraft Britain none. River service of water buses inaugurated between Westminster Bridge and Woolwich.

R154 R-boat
Launched 13 September 1940

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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