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28th March 1940

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Events On This Day

Supreme War Council met in London, reviewed Allied strategy and issued solemn declaration of United action in making peace and in reconstruction after peace.

Heinkel raider shot down in sea off Caithness.

Patrol aeroplane of coastal command had prolonged engagement with two Dornier's Do 17 over the North sea and disabled one. British machine, though damaged managed to return safely.

Luftwaffe aircraft attacked British convoy in North sea but did no damage.

During the night of 27 March 1940, and 28 March 1940 the British Royal Air Force (RAF) carried out extensive reconnaissance flights over north-west Germany. Two machines failed to return. Three aircraft of New Zealand Squadron took part in such flights for the first time.

British bomber made a forced landing over Dutch territory. When attacked by Netherland fighters.

It was announced that six British envoys in central and and south eastern Europe have been called home for consultations with the foreign office.

U-boat, which had run aground in the Skagerrak, was interned by Norway.

Mr Sumner Welles was received by President Roosevelt on his return from Europe.

Alexander von Humboldt G Hospital ship
Launched 28 March 1940

R45 R-boat
Launched 28 March 1940

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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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