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4th October 1940

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that within the last few weeks seven German and two Italian U-boats had been destroyed and others damaged.

The British Admiralty stated that the submarine HMS Osiris had been sunk by an Italian destroyer in Adriatic on 22 September 1940

It was reported that aircraft of Fleet Air Arm had destroyed two supply ships off Norway.

Weather conditions precluded any bombing operations by the British Royal Air Force (RAF).

The war against Italy, The British Royal Air Force (RAF) made successful attacks on railway and rail junctions in Abyssinia and Eritrea. Extensive aerial reconnaissances over Libya and Western Desert.

A number of Luftwaffe single engined aircraft scattered bombs at random over southeast England. One demolished three houses in Central London. South West suburb attacked., Houses in North London destroyed. southeast coastal town attacked, historic castle hit and many houses destroyed.

During night raids bombs were dropped in Central London and in north-west district, but attacks were on restricted scale.

The Luftwaffe lost three aircraft, Britain one.

Adolf Hitler and Mussolini and their Foreign Ministers met on the Brenner Pass for a 3-hour conference.

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