Sunday Post - 29.09.1940, Blaðsíða 1

Sunday Post - 29.09.1940, Blaðsíða 1
E. N. S. A, THE 10 OF US“ - PAGE 2 • »» English books. — English stationery. THE ENGLISH BOOKSHOP. SUNDAY POST Iceland’s premier Eng- lish news-sheet. DAILY POST. On sale from 3 p. m. every day. Price 15 aura. Price 25 aurar I — 5 Sunday, September 29th 1940. Great Britain takes the offensive in the air. Great Britain has now definitely taken the offensive in the air war. Attacks on the invasion bases in the Channel ports and important military objectives in Germany in- crease nightly. The British pilots carefully single out their targets and each bomb dropped means a weakening of the German war machine. In contrast to the German tactics of dropping bombs blindly, intending to intimidate and cow the civil population, the British pilots only bomb military objectives, and they hit fair and square. Friday’s night’s air raids on Germany were, perhaps, the most extensive in this war. The Air Ministry has deseribed this raid as ,,a large scala attach1' and it certainly seems to have been one. The Channel ports received the usual hammering and aerodromes, factories and lines of communications in Western Germany were bom- bed. The naval base Lo?ient in Bretagne was a virgin target for the British pilots. The at- tach on that harbour lasted for 3V£ hours. During the first hour of the raid 3 bombs and incendiaries were dropped ev- ery minute. Fires were started in the docks. The following raiders were guided by these fires and scored direct hits on two ships in the harbour. The whole place seemed to be one huge blaze when the last raid- ers left. All the British air- craft returned safely from these wide-spread operations. News in brief. The Moscow Radio states that American pilots will soon go to the Dutch East Indies to train Dutch pilots there. The Dutch government has lately bought 350 planes from the U.S.A. Reports from Russia state that Chieng Kai-Shek has tak- en steps to meet the conse- quences of the Vichy govern- ment’s submission to Japanese demands in Indo-China, and that he is prepared for the Japanese attack without hav- ing had to weaken his defences in other parts of China. Politicians all over the world are quite interested in a statement made in the Italian Radio to-day. In this statement the new Axis-Japan pact was spoken of as a warning to foes and false friends alike. British air raids London, Sept. 28th. An official communique issu- ed in London yesterday states that the British attacks on Ger- man military bases have been as follows: From September 15th. to Sept. 21st. 33 air raids were made on railway stations in German occupied France, Hol- land and Belgium. Heavy damages were done and several fires started. Dur- ing the same week 3 attacks were made on supply bases, 1 on a munitions factory, 3 on el- ectric power stations, 5 on aero Dog-fights over London. The Germans have been comparatively quiet to-day aft- er yesterday’s crushing defeat when they lost 133 planes. — They have made two attempts to reach London but the big formations they sent were first broken up by ground-de- fences and afterwards engaged by British fighterplanes which chased them back over the Channel. The first attempt was a complete failure but in the second one a few Nazi plan- es succeeded in breaking through the defences and for half an hour dog-fights were- going on over East London. London has had 3 air alarms to- day, all of them short. Agency reports state that enemy planes have also been over the Midlands. On Friday night the Ger- mans concertrated their attacks on London and Liverpool. In London several bombs were dropped in the outskirts, but the enemy planes did not suc- ceed in getting over Central London because of the intense anti-aircraft barrage. Liverpool’s defences also- proved formidable to the Nazis. Only a few planes actually got over the city, and although some bombs were dropped on a densely populated area only one man was killed. on German bases dromes in Holland, 1 on the aerodrome in Jersey, 46 on en- emy naval bases, among them 9 on Hamburg and Dunkirk, 9 on Ostende, 8 on Vlissingen, 6 on Calais, 6 on Boulogne, 5 on Antwerp, 4 on Zeebrugge, 4 on Cherbourg, 2 on Le Havre, and 2 on Dieppe. — The attacks were intense and often lasted for hours. In many places fires were started which kept on burning for days. Warehouses and oil depots were destroyed. These figures only cover one weeks operations, but the at- tacks are increased weekly.


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