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29 Apr 1940
  • British submarine HMS Unity collided with Norwegian freighter Atle Jarl in the harbor of Blyth, England in foggy weather at 1730 hours. Unity sank within 5 minutes, killing 4. Lieutenant John Low and Able Seaman Henry Miller were posthumously awarded the George Cross for their self-sacrifice while helping fellow comrades in their escape. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • British destroyers HMS Kelly, HMS Maori, and HMS Imperial and French destroyer Bison departed Scapa Flow, Scotland, United Kingdom to evacuate British troops at Namsos, Norway; they were escorted by cruisers and other destroyers. ww2dbase [Invasion of Denmark and Norway | Kelly | CPC]
Germany Japan
  • Hisao Tani was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun 1st Class. ww2dbase [Hisao Tani | CPC]
  • Korechika Anami was awarded Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun, first class. ww2dbase [Korechika Anami | CPC]
Norway
  • King Haakon VII and the Norwegian government evacuated to Tromsø, Norway via British cruiser HMS Glasgow. ww2dbase [Haakon VII | Tromsø, Troms og Finnmark | TH]
  • Troops of the German 196th Division marched out of the Gudbrandsdal Valley in Norway and linked up with German troops near Trondheim, threatening to surround the British 15th Brigade. ww2dbase [Invasion of Denmark and Norway | CPC]
United States
  • The US Department of State ended its investigation on the 5 Sep 1939 incident during which British personnel forcefully boarded Filipino Don Isidro at Port Said, Egypt and removed German engineers. Although the Americans did not receive a satisfactory explanation from the British, they assumed that "similar instances will not be permitted to occur in the future." ww2dbase [Washington | CPC]

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