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27th October 1940

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The British Royal Air Force (RAF) successfully attacked Skoda works at Pilsen. Targets bombed in Germany included oil plants at Hamburg, Ostermoor, Hanover, Gelsenkirchen and Magdeburg; docks at Wilhelmshaven and Hamburg, goods yards at Krefeld, Hamm and Mannheim, Channel ports of Antwerp, Flushing, Ostend and Lorient, and 14 aerodromes.

Intermittent Luftwaffe raids by fighters and fighter-bombers, Bombs fell in London area, places in southeast. England and in Hants. London block of tenement Hats hit. Less activity during night than of late. Main attacks made on north-west and Midlands.

Ten Luftwaffe aircraft destroyed. Eight British fighters lost but pilots of four safe.

It was stated that the Free French troops under Gen,. de Larminat were advancing from Congo Valley and had nearly surrounded village and fortress of Lambarene in French Equatorial Africa.

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The Second Great War.
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2194 Days Of War.
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