24 Oct 1939
  • German submarine U-37 sank British steamships Menin Ridge by torpedoes and Ledbury by gunfire off Gibraltar. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • German RSHA organization noted that generally no prisoners would be released from protective custody during the war. ww2dbase [CPC]
Danzig
  • German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop delivered a speech in Danzig in which he accused the British government of preparing for a war with Germany for the past few years. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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