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17th April 1940

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Events On This Day

Stavanger Aerodrome bombarded by naval forces for 80 minutes. One British cruiser damaged by German bombs when returning from this operation.

Trondheim Aerodrome heavily bombed by the British Royal Air Force (RAF), also Luftwaffe seaplane base in the vicinity.

It was stated that the submarine HMS Thistle was long overdue and must be presumed lost.

The British Admiralty announced that a protective minefield had been laid across the entrance to the Firth of Clyde.

Increased attention in the Balkans. Italian government declared Bari port in the Adriatic a prohibited area.

Soviet government alleged 15 instances of Romanian violation of Dniester frontier.

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