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29th July 1940

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Events On This Day

The HMS Guiliemot a patrol vessel, shot down a Luftwaffe Junker Ju 87 dive-bomber. The British Admiralty announced that the destroyer HMS Wren had been lost in action with Luftwaffe aircraft, during which the HMS Montrose shot down two Luftwaffe bombers.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers made day light raids over Germany and the Low Countries. Barges were hit at Emden and Hamburg, and aerodromes in Germany and Holland were attacked. During the night of July 29-30 July 1940 the British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers, accompanied by French airmen, and attacked oil refineries, shipping, road, and rail communications in North West Germany, the Ruhr and the Low Countries.

Following announcement that German seaplanes marked with Red Cross had been used for reconnaissance work, the British Government warned the German Government that ambulance aircraft which do not comply with the requirements of the Red Cross Convention, do so at their peril.

Italian aircraft raided Aden, causing negligible damage and nineteen casualties.

In a big air attack on Dover Harbour, seventeen of the eighty Luftwaffe planes engaged were brought down in half an hour four more German planes destroyed off our coasts during the day.

Secretary of State for War announced that standing committee of business men had been set up to consider reorganization of War Oflice procedure.

It was announced that a strong contingent of troops from South Africa had arrived in Kenya.

Japanese Foreign Otlice issued statement accusing arrested British subjects of espionage.

British Note delivered in Bucharest protesting against Rumanian interference with British oil interests.

M28 Minesweeper
Launched 29 July 1940

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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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