WW2 War Diary for Saturday, September 30, 1939:
French forces begin stealthy retreat (night September 30 to October 1) from German territory occupied during Saar ‘Offensive’ (withdrawal completed October 4).
Atlantic: ‘Pocket-battleship’ Admiral Graf Spee sinks SS Clement in South Atlantic, capturing the crew.
Merchant shipping losses in September 1939: 53 Allied ships with 194,845 tons in Atlantic.
2 U-boats sunk in the Atlantic, Arctic or Baltic.