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April 29, 1941 – German Bombers over England again this day. A two hour raid over Plymouth raining thousands of fire bombs on the town – another night of chaos. Other raids were taking place in Southwest England, South Wales, the South coast of England and East Anglia. Damage was done but sources cl
Publish Date: Apr 29, 2021
April 29, 1941 – German Bombers over England again this day. A two hour raid over Plymouth raining thousands of fire bombs on the town – another night of chaos. Other raids were taking place in Southwest England, South Wales, the South coast of England and East Anglia. Damage was done but sources claimed there weren’t many casualties. One German bomber was destroyed and two others were thought to be shot down. In retaliation, British bombers attacked the French port city of Brest for the twelfth time. German long-range guns along the French coast shelled the Dover area of England for several hours this morning. Reports coming in said a British Daylight raid was taking place, dropping heavy bombs in the vicinity of the German gun emplacements.
Reports from London said the evacuation of troops from Greece was continuing but didn’t give any figures or details. Military spokesmen denied reports that Tobruk was beleaguered or encircled by Axis forces. However, British troops were making advances in Abyssinia near the site of an important aerodrome.
From Berlin came reports that the island of Crete was next on the list of objectives for the German military. The small island was considered a crucial element in staging raids throughout the Mediterranean because of its naval base and landing strip to easily accommodate German bombers. Informed sources were quoted as saying a German occupation of Crete would pose the biggest threat to British near-East strongholds.
From Washington came word that the much-anticipated Soft Coal Strike did not materialize. And that eleventh hour negotiations along with a few nudges from The White House brought about an agreement in principle and that work would continue as the negotiations continued. The feeling on Capitol Hill was a mixture of relief and amazement.
And that’s just a small slice of what went on, this April 29, 1941 as reported by NBC Radio’s Morning News Roundup.
1st. Let's hear what London has to report on this. The 604th Day of War come in. London, this is john McVeigh nin London. German Raiders last night made a two hour attack on Plymouth. Fires were started, but casualties aren't thought to have been heavy. Thousands of firebombs were showered down in the town. Other parts of the country that reported raids were southwest England, south Wales, the south coast of England and East Anglia. Some damage was done, but the Communicate says there weren't many casualties. one German bomber was destroyed and two others are thought to have been shot down british bombers last night attacked breast for the 12th time. Since the german battle, Cruz's Sharon, Horst and Nice now were reported to be in the harbor Beginning at 8:00. Gentlemen, long range guns on the French coast shelled the dover area for several hours this morning. Reports from the Channel coast say the Royal Air Force is believed to be making a daylight raid, dropping heavy bombs in the general region of Cape Green, where the german gun positions are. After about three hours, the german shelling of the dover area increased in intensity. The Germans, who began a single shell started firing four and 6 gun salvos. It's believed to be the longest and the hardest shelling the Germans have yet carried out across the Channel Authority to military circles in London today stated that the evacuation of the british forces from Greece was still continuing. They didn't give any figures or details.