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7th October 1940

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that the trawler HMS Comet had been sunk by Kriegsmarine mine.

British Naval sources at Alexandria disclosed that two Italian submarines were sunk in Mediterranean recently, bringing the number lost by Italy since she entered the war up to 22.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) made day attacks on barge concentrations on Dutch coast and shipping at Le Havre.

At night strong forces bombed military objectives in Berlin, including three main power stations. Other forces bombed Fokker works at Amsterdam; goods yards, several aerodromes, harbours and shipping at Lorient and Channel ports, gun positions at Cap Gris Nez.

The war against Italy, it was reported that a vital supply line had been cut by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombing of Aisha, station on railway line between Addis Ababa and Jibuti.

Large numbers of Luftwaffe aircraft attacked Britain. Five attacks attempted on London, totalling about 450 planes. Few bombs fell in southeast London. Minor damage at Eastbourne, Dover and other towns. Two attacks in South West England. During night high explosive and incendiary bombs fell in Central London. Damage reported from ten districts in London area. Elsewhere Luftwaffe aircraft were reported over north-west and West England, Midlands, Welsh coastal town, southeast Scotland and Liverpool.

The Luftwaffe lost 27 aircraft. 16 British machines missing, but pilots of ten safe.

In the Balkans German troops entered Rumania through Hungary and occupied oilfields

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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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