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29th August 1940

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) carried out daylight raids on aerodromes in Holland and on convoys and shipping along Dutch coast. During the night bombers attacked Krupps works at Essen, oil refineries and plants at Gelsenkirchen, Bottrop and St. Nazaire power stations at Duisburg and Reisholz, military targets in the Ruhr, goods yards at Hamm and Soest, aerodromes in Germany, Holland, Belgium and France.

South African Air Force raided Mogadishu, Italian Somaliland, and destroyed hundreds. of niptor transport vehicles. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) attacked Massawa.

Big Luftwaffe bomber formations attacked Kent-Sussex, coast in two main raids, but were dispersed.

Bombs dropped and civilians machine gunned in Scilly Isles. South West town also machine-gunned, and few bombs dropped in South of England.

During night two bombs were dropped in London area. Luftwaffe raiders also reported over Midlands, Southeast inland areas and towns in South West North West and Northeast areas.

Eleven Luftwaffe aircraft destroyed. Twelve British fighters lost, but pilots of seven safe.

Joachim von Ribbentrop and Ciano conferred in Vienna with Hungarian Premier and Foreign Minister. Later Rumanian Foreign Minister joined discussions.

Bill providing for compulsory military service passed the Senate.

French Congo and Cameroons repudiated Pétain Govtrand joined Allies.

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The Second Great War.
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The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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