Diary November 12, 1940

Molotov visits Berlin 1940

The Russian foreign minister at his official visit in Berlin. After his visit Hitler was left behind with the impression that the Russian interests (Balkans, Turkey, Finland, Iraq, Syria) could not be harmonized with the German and Italian ones.

Diary for Tuesday, November 12, 1940:

Politics

Molotov, Russian Foreign Minister, begins 3-day official visit to Berlin to discuss closer collaboration with Axis Powers. He is forced to take shelter during RAF night raid.

Secret War

British Air Intelligence learn from captured German pilot that a ‘colossal raid’ on Coventry or Birmingham by ‘every bomber in the Luftwaffe; will take place by moonlight between November 15 and 20′. However, other information suggests target will be London.
In fact, Churchill knows the truth from de-coded Ultra messages, that Coventry will be the target.

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