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1st April 1940

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) aircraft of bomber command, actively engaged in reconnaissance over the North sea attacked enemy patrol with bombs.

German Junkers 88 was engaged by British Blenheim's and damaged, its wreckage being later observed by a warship.

One British aircraft missing.

Paris reported heavy artillery fire in the region west of the Saar, and considerable air activity on both sides.

It was reported that question of tightening blockade against Germany is under continuous consideration by British and French governments.

Statement was read in the Riksdag recording all diplomatic steps taken by the Swedish government in connection with Russian-Finnish conflict.

It was announced that Home Secretary has appointed 12 regional advisory committees to reconsider cases of certain classes of aliens in Britain.

M Frossard, French Minister of information, arrived in London for consultations with Sir John Reith.

General Smuts war measures bill passed by South African house of assembly by 75 votes to 55.

4. Räumbootsflottille
Was formed on 1 April 1940

Hagen Küster
Takes command of the 4. Räumbootsflottille on 1 April 1940 to July 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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