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4th November 1940

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The British Admiralty announced that two more Italian submarines had been destroyed by our light forces. Two others had taken refuge at Tangier. Armed merchant cruisers HMS Laurentic on 3 November 1940 and HMS Patroelus reported sunk by U-99, and the trawler HMS Tilburyness lost through Luftwaffe air action.

Adverse weather hampered the British Royal Air Force (RAF) operations, but raids Qwere made on Channel ports.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombed Italian. Embarkation ports on east coast, including Bari and Brindisi, and Santo Quaranti, principal port for Epirus and Macedonian fronts.

Small daylight raids when bombs fell in London area and at widespread points in Midlands and East Anglia.

Night raids were resumed and the Luftwaffe appeared over London and many parts of England and Scotland. Southeast coast town attacked by three bombers. Workers leaving factory in London area machine-gunned.

The Greek War, It was reported that town and valley of Koritza were being bombarded by Greeks, and that guerilla leader, Varda, and his band had cut off Italian force, numbering 30,000, near Janina. Stated that heavy naval engagement was in progress off Corfu, and that Italian warship had been sunk. British troops landed in Crete.

Tangier taken over by Spain.

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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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