31 October 1939

October 1939

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War in the Air

The British Air Ministry announces the first clash between British fighters and German bombers over the Western Front

Western Front

The Germans use their heavy guns for the first time, firing at targets eight miles behind the French lines

Diplomacy

Molotov attacks Britain in a speech to the Soviet Supreme Council

Italy

Significant cabinet changes are made

War at Sea

US ship City of Flint reaches safety at Tromoe

 


How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 31 October 1939, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1939_10_31.html
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