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23rd September 1940

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Events On This Day

Throughout night the British Royal Air Force (RAF) heavily bombarded military objectives in and around Berlin, including Rangsdorf railway station, West and Wilmersdorf power stations, and two gas works.

Other forces bombed aircraft works at Wismar, lock gates on Kiel Canal, shipyards and docks at Hamburg and elsewhere, goods yards, railway communications and several aerodromes. Channel invasion ports again, vigorously attacked.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) again attacked Mena tir aerodrome. Two raids made on Tobruk harbour.

His Majesty the King announced creation of new honours for civilians the George Cross and the George Medal.

During day British fighters engaged large formations of Luftwaffe aircraft over Kent and Essex. Deliberate attacks made on Sussex seaside towns, particularly Eastbourne.

Night bombing over London again took place Luftwaffe raiders flew over North West suburbs and also over South London. Bombs fell on outlying suburbs to South and East and in one district off Central London.

Luftwaffe aircraft also reported over South West Southeast, North West England, and Wales. Luftwaffe lost eleven aircraft. Britain also lost eleven, but pilots of seven safe.

General de Gaulle, with a Free. French Force, and accompanied by a British Naval, Squadron, arrived off Dakar. Governor rejected uitimatum, and opened fire. which was returned by British warships.

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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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