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14th October 1940

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombed military objectives in Berlin, oil plants at Stettin and other centres, port of Le Havre, targets at Hamburg, Hanover and elsewhere, including several aerodromes.

The war against Italy, More raids carried out on Benghazi by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers.

Small scale Luftwaffe activity during day. Bombs fell. At scattered points in south of England and Midlands. Dive bomber attacks made on town in Home Counties, four houses and garage destroyed and some fatal casualties. Two Luftwaffe raiders dived on East Anglian town causing damage and casualties in working-class area.

Night raids continuous and heavy. Fires started by strings of incendiaries. High explosives bombs fell in several residential areas. Famous church hit shops wrecked. Roman Catholic church and convent damaged. Music hall hit; cinema burnt out. Luftwaffe planes also reported over Liverpool and another North West town, towns in South West, East Anglia and Midlands.

In Rumania uniformed Italian air officers arrived in Bucharest as part of Commission to supervise making of seaplane base at Rumanian port of Constanza. German troops continued to pour in.

Three Rumanian oil wells completely destroyed by tire near Baicoi.

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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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