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22nd October 1940

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that patrol vessels O.6 and O.7, formerly French, had been sunk by enemy light craft.

A British Royal Air Force (RAF). bomber secured direct hit on Kriegsmarine cargo ship off Hook of Holland. Owing to adverse weather conditions the British Royal Air Force (RAF) carried out no night bombing operations.

The war against Italy, the British Royal Air Force (RAF) attacked enemy working parties and transport between Buqbuq and Sollum. Raids made on Dessie aerodrome, Assab, Bahar-Dar, Dang- hela, Gura and Asmara. South African Air Force attacked Birikau for fifth time. Italian aircraft attacked island of Perim, in Straits of Bab el Mandeb. Bombs were dropped near Alexandria, but caused only slight damage.

British fighters intercepted a large formation of Luftwaffe aircraft after crossing Kent coast. Fierce battle ensued and Luftwaffe aircraft were driven back. Sporadic raids on southeast coast towns.

Less activity at night, but some Luftwaffe raiders reached London. Houses damaged, large store wrecked, church struck. Luftwaffe aircraft also reported over Midlands, where in one town considerable damage was done, and elsewhere.

Three Luftwaffe planes destroyed. Britain lost six fighters but pilots of two safe.

British and German long-range guns exchanged several shots across Straits of Dover.

M. Pierlot, Belgian Premier, and , M. Spaak, Foreign Minister, arrived in London.

Adolf Hitler received M. Laval, Deputy Premier, during a visit to France.

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The Second Great War.
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The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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