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28th October 1940

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The British Coastal Command aircraft made daylight attacks on shipping and convoys off Dutch and French coasts.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) heavily bombed shipping at Kiel, Wilhelmshaven, Bremen, Hamburg, Emden and Cuxhaven, and shipping in Boulogne harbour, oil plants at Homburg, Cologne and Hamburg; railway centres at Krefeld, Cologne, Coblenz and. Mannheim. 19 aerodromes, and many antiaircraft batteries.

Bombs fell during day over scattered points in East Anglia and southeast England.

During the night Luftwaffe planes were reported over southeast, Merseyside, Northeast England and over Midlands, where in one town incendiaries caused many fires. Two bombs fell through London church into crypt, used as a shelter.

Luftwaffe lost four aircraft, Britain none.

Greek government. rejected the ultimatum from Rome demanding free 'passage of Italian troops to certain unspecified strategic points in Greece. Before expiry of ultimatum Italians launched attacks, which were strongly resisted, across Albanian border, and their aircraft raided Patras and other places.

Adolf Hitler and Mussolini met in Florence.

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RMS Empress of Britain Picture 1

RMS Empress of Britain Picture 1

The Empress of Britain was a 42,348 ton luxury liner, flagship of the Canadian Pacific fleets, brought the King and Queen back to England after their tour in Canada and the United States in 1939. She was sunk on 28 October 1940 by U-32.
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RMS Empress of Britain Picture 2

RMS Empress of Britain Picture 3

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The Second Great War.
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2194 Days Of War.
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