FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1939
Sea War Atlantic: Pocket battleship Deutschland (Germany) arrives at Gdynia (Baltic) after her Atlantic raiding cruise (2 ships sunk).
Renamed Lutzow by Hitler in February 1940 to save face if she is sunk.
Air War: German reconnaissance aircraft flies over North West England.
Germans drop propaganda booklets over Central and South East France.
RAF photographs Wilhelmshaven naval base.
Picture: the most numerous long-range reconnaissance aircraft of the Luftwaffe at the beginning of WW2 was the Dornier Do 17.
Diplomacy: Third meeting of Allied Supreme War Council in London. 'Plan D' adopted ('Dyle Plan', see November 14). British and French economies to be closely integrated.
Occupied Czechoslovakia: SS occupy all universities (night 16-17), nine student leaders are executed and 1,200 sent to concentration camp. Universities closed until 1945.
Czech National Committee formed by ex-President Benes in Paris.