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Diary January 8, 1940

Converted Wellington bomber
Converted Wellington bomber, fitted with metal hoop energized to explode German magnetic mines.
War Diary WW2 for Monday, January 8, 1940:

Sea War

Converted Wellington bomber, fitted with metal hoop energized to explode magnetic mines, makes first successful low-level sortie over North Sea (night January 8-9).

Home Fronts

Britain: Food rationing begins: weekly allowance per person is 40z (100g) of bacon or ham, 40z butter, 120z (350g) sugar. Ration books issued.

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