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29th December 1940

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Events On This Day

Greek submarine Papanikolis reported to have torpedoed three Italian troopships in the Adriatic.

During the night two waves of British Royal Air Force (RAF) heavy bombers raided Naples. Despite very bad weather aerodromes and Channel invasion ports were attacked, as well as targets in Frankfort area, Germany.

The war against Italy, Cairo reported that in Bardia area British artillery had again been active with some slight response from the garrison. Enemy abandoned fort of Sidi Aziz, South West of Bardia.

Enemy landing grounds at Tmimi, Derna and Gazala were bombed. South West of Kassala and east of Gallabat British patrols, supported by artillery, harassed the enemy.

Slight Luftwaffe activity over Britain by daylight. Second Great Fire of London, At night waves of aircraft made determined attempt on London, showering incendiary bombs over both City and outskirts. Many buildings destroyed by fire, including the Guildhall, nine City churches, Trinity House, several halls of City Companies, a museum, two hospitals, several schools and innumerable commercial buildings and houses.

The Greek war, Athens stated that enemy had been driven from fortified positions north and North West of Chimara. Greeks won important positions on River Drinos. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Raided Valona twice.

Mr. Roosevelt in a broadcast warned the Americas of danger from the Axis.

Hermia Hospital ship
Sunk 29 December 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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