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6th November 1940

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that the submarine HMS Taku had sunk large Kriegsmarine tanker on 2 November 1940

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Bombed oil refineries at Salzbergen, Hamstede aerodrome, Cuxhaven harbour and convoy off Den Helder. Night operations included bombing of works at Spandau, suburb of Berlin, and railway junction west of city, Many other parts of Germany were heavily attacked.

The war against Italy, Frontier post of Gallabat, on Sudan-Abyssinia frontier, captured by Italians in July, was retaken by British.

Southampton suffered day light raid, resulting in casualties and damage to houses and public buildings.

During night raids on London populous district was damaged. Two churches and block of flats hit. In crypt of one church nearly 600 people were sheltering, but all escaped. South coast town had its 175th raid.

Six Luftwaffe aircraft destroyed. Four British fighters lost, but pilot of one safe.

The Greek War, Important new Greek advances reported. Positions gained have cut northern route for provisioning Koritza. On Epirus front Greeks made slight withdrawal from River Kalamas. Greek aircraft successfully bombed aerodromes of Koritza and Argyrokastro. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) attacked airbase at Valona, Albania.

In Africa Lambarene, town in Gabon, surrendered to Free French Forces. General Hertzog and his followers resigned from Nationalist Party.

Mr. Roosevelt re-elected to the presidency of USA

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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