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30th November 1940

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Events On This Day

Coastal Command aircraft made dawn attack on Lorient. Owing to adverse weather the British Royal Air Force (RAF) night bombing operations were cancelled.

The war against Italy, Italians stated that French battleship Lorraine was partly destroyed by their bombers during raid on Alexandria.

Big Luftwaffe daylight raid attempted but most planes were dispersed by British fighters. Some bombs fell in London. Air activity also reported over Southeast and West coasts of England and East Anglia. Heavy night raid on Southampton, centre of city being deliberately attacked. Every type of building in main streets suffered severely, many churches destroyed.

Five Luftwaffe aircraft shot down. Britain lost two fighters, but both pilots safe.

The Greek War, Pogradets captured by Greek assault units. Fierce fighting continued along whole front,. Italian resistance having stiffened. Greeks closing in on Argyrokastro.

In Rumania Serious disorders reported following execution of political prisoners by Iron Guard. Enormous crowds attended reburial of Codreanu, former Iron Guard leader shot in 1938, and representatives of Adolf Hitler, Mussolini and Franco were present.

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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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