16 October 1939

October 1939

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War in the Air

The Luftwaffe carries out a small scale raid on the Firth of Forth, damaging the cruiser Edinburgh and the destroyer Mohawk

Western Front

German troops launch a short-lived attack on a 20 mile front east of Moselle

French outposts pull back to the last line before the Maginot Line

War at Sea

French ships Emile Miguet and Vermont sunk by U-boats


How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 16 October 1939, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1939_10_16.html
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