September 9th 1939 – Blundering in to Belgium

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Belgium declared itself neutral in the opening days of the Second World War and took a very dim view on its territory being violated by the combatants either deliberately or accidentally. On September 9th 1939 with the war being just over a week old a flight of Royal Air Force Whitley bombers accidentally strayed in to Belgian territory and was intercepted by the Belgian Air Force.

Believing they were under attack the Whitleys defended themselves…

Read the full story in The Hostility of Neutrality.

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2 responses to “September 9th 1939 – Blundering in to Belgium

  1. It amazes me how countries can claim neutrally and not expect to be attacked especially somewhere like Belgium. I can understand Switzerland as it has such difficult terrain but not others! More hope than anything I think.

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