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29th October 1940

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Events On This Day

Despite snowstorms the British Royal Air Force (RAF) raided Berlin, oil plants at Homburg, Sterkrade and Magdeburg, shipyards and docks at Bremen, Wilhelmshaven, Den Helder, Ymuiden, Flushing and Ostend. Other aircraft attacked railway Communications and, 29 aerodromes, searchlight batteries, and antiaircraft gun positions.

The British Admiralty announced that British naval aircraft had attacked Maltezana, capital of Stampalia, Dodecanese. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) made numerous raids and reconnaissances in Libya, objectives included Bomba, Tobruk, Menastir and Sollum. Cairo reported Italians had been routed near Blue Nile by Sudanese frontier force.

Luftwaffe day raiders attempted four attacks on London, but few reached the capital. Three raids on Portsmouth area, damaging houses and shops. Scottish auxiliary squadron shot down 8 Messerschmitts Bf 109 over Kent. Italian bombers, protected by Luftwaffe fighters, took part. Intermittent night attacks. Hotel, block of Hats and Roman Catholic church struck in London. Merseyside and Midlands raided.

Luftwaffe lost 30 aircraft. Seven British fighters missing, but pilots of five safe.

Athens communiqué stated that Greek troops held their positions against enemy attacks.

Rome reported break in Greek line at southeast tip of Albania. Italian forces reported to have landed at Corfu.

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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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