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3rd October 1940

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that the yacht HMS Sappho had been sunk, probably by Kriegsmarine mine.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers made daylight raids on coastal objectives, including Rotterdam harbour, shipping off Dunkirk, and oil depots near Cherbourg. Weather conditions prevented night bombing operations.

A single Luftwaffe aircraft made daylight attacks.

Bombs dropped at random in London, Thames Valley, Essex, Kent and Cornwall. Midlands city and small town were damaged. Train machine-gunned. During small-scale night raids bombs fell in two southeast districts of London and later in. south and west districts. Bombs also fell on a Welsh town, town on South West coast and a village in, southeast England.

The Luftwaffe lost two aircraft, Britain none.

Mr. Chamberlain resigned. Sir John Anderson succeeded him as Lord President of the Council. Sir Kingsley Wood and Mr. Bevin joined War Cabinet, and other changes were made in the Government.

R155 R-boat
Launched 3 October 1940

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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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