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Diary November 19, 1940

RAF night fighter pilots in readiness
RAF night fighter pilots in readiness. On the right is squadron leader Peter Townsend of 85th squadron with his German shepherd dog Kim.
Diary for Tuesday, November 19, 1940:

Air War

Heavy night raid on Birmingham by 350 aircraft; second raid, by 116 aircraft, on following night is unsuccessful; third raid (200 aircraft), November 22-23, again causes serious damage, and numerous fires. German Luftwaffe lose total of 5 aircraft. Casualties: 900 killed, 2,000 injured. Birmingham Cathedral damaged.

Neutrals

Switzerland: Pro-Nazi Swiss National Movement banned.

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