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Diary October 16, 1939

German infantry on the French border
German infantry in an evacuated village at the French border.
War Diary for Monday, October 16, 1939:

Western Front

Germans counter-attack in Saar region and within 48 hours expel remaining French ‘covering forces’; few casualties on either side.

Air War

Nine new Ju 88 dive-bombers in attack on warships at Rosyth, Firth of Forth. Unexploding bomb penetrates cruiser Southampton.

Sea War

Atlantic: French destroyer Cyclone sinks U-boat U-45 in Bay of Biscay.


German High Command of Wehrmacht announces ‘official’ end to Polish Campaign; but some Polish Army regulars still hold out in remote areas.

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