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27th December 1940

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Events On This Day

On the Pacific island of Nauru the British heavily shelled by enemy raider disguised under Japanese name and colours. Severe damage done to buildings and plant.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Raided enemy ports from Norway to Normandy. Shipping and harbour works in Haugesund area hit.

The British Coastal Command aircraft bombed submarine base at Lorient and aerodromes in Brittany. Merignac aerodrome, near Bordeaux, again attacked. Docks at Cherbourg and ship yards at St. Nazaire bombed.

The war against Italy, General Headquarters Cairo reported that situation remained unchanged.

Luftwaffe aircraft dropped bombs during morning on town in Southeast England. Night raids were resumed and many bombs fell in London during 4 hour onslaught, causing casualties and damage.

Dover shelled before dawn by long-range artillery guns from Channel coast.

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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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