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30th October 1940

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that the trawlers HMS Wave Flower and HMS Joseph Burton had been mined.

Cherbourg was attacked by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) in daylight. Night bombing operations included raids on docks at Antwerp and Flushing and naval bases at Emden. Coastal Command aircraft bombed Ostend Harbour.

The war against Italy, Italians unsuccessfully attempted with a special device to torpedo ships in harbour at Gibraltar. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) made reconnaissance flights over Greek and Italian coastal waters. Other formations raided Bardia and Tobruk, Massawa, Teclezan and Keren.

Small Luftwaffe formations of aircraft made daylight raids over southeast coast, but damage was slight.

Night raids were confined mainly to London and south and east England, though some bombs fell in Midlands. Church and rectory damaged in East Anglia.

Nine Luftwaffe aircraft destroyed. Britain lost live fighters, but pilot of one safe.

Athens reported that Greek resistance to Italian advance continued. Patras bombed five times.

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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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