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14th September 1940

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During night the British Royal Air Force (RAF) made heavy sustained attacks on shipping, barge concentrations and military equipment and stores at Channel ports, including Antwerp. They also bombed supply depots at Osnabruck, Mannheim, Aachen, Hamm, Krefeld and Brussels, and rail communications at Rheine, Ahaus, Sundern, Husten and West-Hofen.

Gun emplacements at Cap Gris Nez and, several Luftwaffe aerodromesrwere bombed.

Italian aircraft raided Malta butwere driven off after dog fights.

During daylight attacks bombs were dropped in South West London. In a south-coast town the town hall and a hospital were hit. Damage and casualties at Brighton and Eastbourne. Church and houses demolished at Ipswich. High-explosive bombs damaged town in North West England. Time bomb exploded in front of Buckingham Palace, doing only slight damage.

Night raids on London were sporadic. Bombs fell in suburbs and outlying districts, in two of these blocks of houses were hit. Fire started in City. Bombs damaged houses in Midlands town. Luftwaffe lost 18 machines. Nine British fighters missing, but pilots of six safe.

Congress finally approved Construction Bill.

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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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