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Diary March 19, 1940

RAF Wellington bombers
A formation of RAF Wellington bombers approaching to the target.
Diary for Tuesday, March 19, 1940:

Air War

50 RAF bombers (1 lost) attack Sylt seaplane base, northwest Germany (night March 19-20) in reprisal for Scapa Flow raid of March 16; little damage caused.

Home Fronts

Britain: Chamberlain makes a detailed statement in Commons on British plans and actions on Finland’s behalf. 100,000-strong Anglo-French expeditionary force could not be sent due to refusal of entry by Norway and Sweden; but large quantities of arms, ammunition, equipment and aircraft (152) had been delivered or promised.

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