War Diary November 18, 1939

German magnetic mine

Dropped by aircrafts the new German magnetic mine is particularly dangerous for ships in shallow waters.
1 = parachute container, 2 = folded parachute, 3 = magnetic needle, 4 = tank connection, 5 = Igniter, 6 = about 325 kg high explosives, 7 = anti-roll-horns

War Diary for Saturday, November 18, 1939:

Sea War

Atlantic: Four merchant ships sunk by magnetic mines off British East Coast. 86 passengers killed on Dutch liner Simon Bolivar.

Home Fronts

Britain: IRA cause 4 small bomb explosions in London business premises.

Occupied Countries

Czechoslovakia: Martial law proclaimed in Prague.

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