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5th November 1940

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that two U-boats had been destroyed, one of which sank Empress of Britain.

It was reported that large British convoy in Atlantic, including liner Rangitiki, was being attacked by German pocket battleship.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Carried out bombing attacks on oil sheds at Emden, shipyards at Bremerhaven and Bremen power station at Hamburg, ports of Boulogne, Dunkirk, Antwerp and Flushing, many aerodromes.

The war against Italy, the British Royal Air Force (RAF) Reported to have made extensive reconnaissance flights in Greek and Italian coastal waters. Brindisi and Bari were attacked, During night of 4-5 November 1940 targets at Naples were raided. Other forces attacked objectives in Libya, and Metemma and Keren (Abyssinia).

Three daylight attacks attempted on London and another in Dorset. Few bombs dropped in East Kent, including Ramsgate.

During night raiders bombed London, towns in East Anglia, East Scotland, Wales and Midlands.

Seven Luftwaffe aircraft destroyed. Five fighters lost, but pilots of two safe.

The Greek War, Athens reported that Greeks had occupied new heights in Albania and were about to launch attacks on Koiitza. Italian aircraft bombed towns of the Piraeus, Patras and Volo.

Yugoslavia Aircraft, said to be Italian, dropped bombs on Monastir.

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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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