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29th January 1940

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Widespread German air raids on Britain were attempted, extending from the Shetlands to the coast of Kent At least 13 ships were attacked, two being lightships. Fighters engaged, the raiders at many points.

New outburst of fierce fighting were reported Northeast of Lake Ladoga, where fins captured several enemy positions and repulsed all attacks. Russian air raids renewed over Finland, localities being attacked, including coastal towns on the Gulf of Bothnia. At Hangoe about 50 people killed and 200 injured, at Turku 28 killed and 46 injured. Russian airmen dropped bombs on Red Cross hospital in Karelian Isthums, killing 23 people.

It was reported that four neutral vessels had been sunk without warning by U-boats. The Danish ships England, and Fredensborg and the Norwegian steamers Faro and Hosanger.

Official report of Polish government estimated that about 18,000 Polish leaders drawn from all classes had been put to death in German occupied Poland.

Rome stated that Germany had released Italian aeroplanes ordered by Finland before outbreak of hostilities and detained in the Reich during transit.

M. Daladier broadcast to the French nation.

Erich Raeder proclaimed the Friesian Islands, as military security districts for the duration of the war. All inhabitants were evacuated.

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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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