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2nd October 1940

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Commander-In-Chief in the Mediterranean reported that British naval forces carried out a sweep in eastern and central Mediterranean from 29 September 1940 to 2 October 1940 and landed additional military forces at Malta.

The British naval fleet was attacked on several occasions from air, but the only losses were on enemys side.

Naval and air base at Starnpalia, Dodecanese Islands, was bombarded.

The British trawler HMS Recoil was reported overdue and must be presumed lost.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombed oil plants at Stettin, Hamburg, and Bottrop, Krupps works at Essen, goods yards at Cologne, railway junction near. Hamm, and several aerodromes.

Other forces attacked docks at Hamburg and Wilhelmshaven, ports and shipping at Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Flushing, and Channel ports.

The Luftwaffe made a series of daylight attacks on London, all being broken up by British fighters. Bombs fell on coastal towns in Kent and Sussex. Damage done to housing estate in southeast London.

The Luftwaffe carried out night raids which were widespread and included Scotland and North West England, as well as southeast areas. Bombs were dropped indiscriminately in London area. Buildings damaged included famous public school in North West London, a Saxon church, a police station, many houses, flats and shops. 10 Luftwaffe aircraft destroyed. Britain lost one fighter.

Dover was shelled from French coast.

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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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