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24th November 1940

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced loss by mines of trawler HMS Kingston Alalite and the drifter HMS Reed British steamer HMS Port Hobart wirelessed that she was being shelled by raider off West Indies.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Carried out extensive raids over invasion ports on French coast.

Bomber Command concentrated night attacks on shipyards and industrial plants at Hamburg. Other targets included Altona gas works, docks at Wilhelmshaven and Den Helder, aerodromes. sea plane bases, antiaircraft and searchlight positions.

Coastal Command aircraft bombed aerodrome at Christians and. Other aircraft attacked harbour of Hook off Holland

The war against Italy, Heavy daylight raid by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) On Durazzo. Military stores and motor transport column successfully attacked in Tepelini area. Cairo stated that Metemma; opposite Gallabat, had virtually been evacuated by Italians. Their British Royal Air Force (RAF) attacked Red Sea port of Assab.

Luftwaffe daylight activity was slight. Few bombs fell in Kent. Big night attack on Bristol. Churches, chapels, schools, cinemas, shops and houses demolished, casualties were considerable. Bombs also fell in London.

Three Luftwaffe aircraft shot down.

The Greek War, Athens reported that Greek advanced units entered Pogradets and proceeded towards Elbasan. Mountain town of Moscopole fell to Greeks. Konispol, opposite Corfu, captured.

Death of Lord Craigavon, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland.

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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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