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27th March 1940

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The British air ministry announced that aircraft of the British Royal Air Force (RAF) coastal command attacked and sank German patrol vessel in the North sea. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) brought down five Messerschmitts Bf 109 after day of intense aerial activity over the Maginot line. Reported that two other Luftwaffe aeroplanes may also have crashed.

Survivors of British tanker Daghestan sunk in the North sea on 24 March 1940 reached land.

British steamer Castlemoor was reported overdue and presumed lost.

Survivors of sunk Norwegian steamer Cometa landed at Scottish ports.

New Finnish government formed, M Ryti retaining the premiership.

Stated that protests by Norway against alleged British infringements of territorial waters had been received and were being examined.

Liberals gained sweeping victory in Canadian general election.

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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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