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29th November 1940

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Events On This Day

British light naval forces made contact with those of enemy in English Channel and pursued them to Brest, inflicting damage. The HMS Javelin hit by torpedo but reached port.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Fought off series of air attacks on Javelin.

The British Admiralty announced naval bombardment of targets at Ras Alula, near Cape Gardafui, Italian Somaliland

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Made concentrated raids on naval yards at Bremen and riverside wharves and docks at Cologne.

Coastal Command aircraft bombed ports at Hamburg, Cologne, Boulogne and Le Havre. Kriegsmarine supply ship sunk off Holland.

The war against Italy, Commander-In-Chief of the Mediterranean Fleet reported successful attacks by Fleet Air Arm on Port Laki (Leros), in the Dodecanese, and on Tripoli (Libya).

Small forces of Luftwaffe aircraft crossed coast during day. Bombs fell mostly in South London.

Night attacks on London, Home Counties and north-west England.

Five Luftwaffe aircraft shot down. Britain lost two fighters.

The Greek War, Greek advance continued despite Italian reinforcements from Northern Albania. Italians transferred supply bases from Valona and Durazzo to northern anchorage of San Giovanni di Medua.

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HMS Javelin

HMS Destroyer Javelin (Commander A. F. Pugsley, R.N.) was damaged by a torpedo fired from an enemy destroyer during a naval engagement in the Channel on 29 November 1940. She is one cf the new J class destroyers and was completed in June 1939. She has a displacement of 1,695 tons and carries six 4.7 in. guns and ten torpedo tubes. Photo.
Wright & Logan

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The Second Great War.
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2194 Days Of War.
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