3 Oct 1940
  • British politician Neville Chamberlain resigned as Lord President of the Council for health reasons. ww2dbase [Neville Chamberlain | CPC]
France
  • Vichy France passed anti-Semitic laws that excluded Jews from positions in the army, government, commerce, industries, and the press. The law was signed by Philippe PĂ©tain, Pierre Laval, RaphaĂ«l Alibert, Marcel Peyrouton, Paul Baudouin, Yves Bouthillier, Charles Huntzinger, and François Darlan. ww2dbase [Discovery of Concentration Camps and the Holocaust | CPC]
Japan
  • Prince Kotohito stepped down as the Chief of the Japanese Army General Staff. ww2dbase [Kotohito | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • London, Worcester, Birmingham, and Wellingborough in England, United Kingdom were attacked by single-bomber raids. The British suffered damage at the De Havilland aircraft factory at Hatfield, while the Germans lost one Ju 88 bomber to ground-based anti-aircraft fire. Overnight, London was the target to several small German raids. ww2dbase [Battle of Britain | England | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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"With Germany arming at breakneck speed, England lost in a pacifist dream, France corrupt and torn by dissension, America remote and indifferent... do you not tremble for your children?"

Winston Churchill, 1935