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Die hier gezeigten Abzeichen sind zu edukativen Zwecken dargestellt, aus diesem Grund sind sie nicht abgedeckt. Weiterhin möchte ich auf den folgenden Discliamer aufmerksam machen:

Disclaimer: Die hier gezeigten Abbildungen aus der Zeit des "Dritten Reiches", u.a. mit dem damals obligatorischen "Hakenkreuz", dienen der Berichterstattung über Vorgänge des Zeitgeschehens, der staatsbürgerlichen Aufklärung sowie Forschung und Lehre (§ 86a, 86 StGB)

The following is the news headlines as reported in the German "Rheinische Landeszeitung" newspaper September 1940........

1st September 40 Air force hangers and barracks burn again in England after the Luftwaffe visit the Island. Airfields have been attacked in southern England and 72 RAF aircraft have been shot down. 12 Luftwaffe aircraft are reported missing.

A sure aim on the enemy.... there remains only one enemy

2nd September 40 German U-boats have sunk 100 000 tons of shipping in three days. "Dundogen-Castle" torpedoed. 133 British aircraft and ballons downed. Docks and industry in flames.

New award, the Narvik Shield

3rd September 40 London is now a German Luftwaffe battlefield. 62 British shot down. U-boats sink two destroyers.

4th September 40 Heavy bombing of London, Luftwaffe hammers at Englands industry.

5th September 40 The Führer speaks: England will be destroyed one way or the other. Churchill is being paid back for the cowardly nightly bombing of the Reich. U-boats sink 51 507 tons.

The Führer opens the wars second "Winter Relief Work"

6th September 40 Englands fate is sealed, even the USA can see that, only England sees it otherwise. S-boats are successful on Englands east coast. Thousands of German aircraft over England.

The 15 000 ton British armed merchant cruiser "Dundogen-Castle" as already reported, was sunk by a German U-boat

7th September 40 New phase in the battle of England, hour after hour our motors can be heard.

8th September 40 Attacks against London are on the increase.

9th September 40 Reichsmarschall Göring directs the attack against London in person. Docks and gasworks in London go up in flames, over one million kilos of bombs.

10th September 40 London hammered again.

The London Docks

11th September 40 Air battles over Parlement, baled out English pilots land on ministry roofs.

Arial view of the City. 1 Parlement. 2 Whitehall. 3 Westminster Abbey. 4 Scotland Yard. 5 Finance Ministry. 6 Admiralty and 7 Waterloo Station.( number 6 just off the picture to the left).

12th September 40 Spitfire works in Southampton damaged, 54 RAF shot down.
20 ministry buildings destroyed with just 3 bombs, England tastes a new German secret weapon.

English air pirates destroyed this church in Hamm.

British bombs destroyed this wing of a hospital in northern Germany

13th September 40 Attacks on Hamburg and Bremen, 14 dead and 41 wounded. Berlin was also attacked.

British air pirates dropped these inflamable objects on German forests.... they burn when they come into direct sunlight.

14th September 40 London tastes the fate of Warsaw. A U-boat sinks 37 600 tons. In the Atlantic an Italian U-boat sinks a 10 000 ton tanker.

Hungarians move into the "Siebenbürgen" area of Rumania

15th September 40 London under heavy attack, 21 British shot down.

Reichsmarschall on the Channel coast

16th September 40 Main attacks on London, 30 RAF downed. Oberleutnant Münschberg scores his 20th air victory. Italians advance in north Africa and also bomb Malta.

17th September 40 London is the main battlefront, 79 RAF downed.

18th September 40 Sirens go constantly in London. Coastal guns fire on Dover harbour.

19th September 40 Over 2000 British aircraft destroyed in August and September.

The Führer with an Italian minister

20th September 40 London the target again. Von Ribbentrop spends two hours with the Duce.

Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring directs a large Luftwaffe attack on England in person

21st September 40 Von Ribbentrop once more with the Duce and Graf Ciano.

22nd September 40 New RAF attacks on housing estate, 14 dead and 40 bombs dropped on a Mosel village.

23rd September 40 Von Ribbentrop gives a farewell address before the Duce returns to Italy. After his 40th air victory, Werner Mölders recieves oakleaves to the knights cross from the Führer.

24th September 40 Churchills murder plans for German women and children, as more farms are bombed.

25th September 40 More murderous attacks on Berlin. Revenge attack on Cambridge.

Oakleaves to the Knights Cross for Major Galland (40th air victory)

26th September 40 Luxembourg is now a German land. Prien sinks 151 400 tons of enemy shipping.

The city of Luxembourg

27th September 40 England losses at Dakar. Vichy French bomb Gibraltar. Ciano once more in Berlin.

The Führer with Spanish minister Suner

Dönitz promoted to Vice Admiral 

28th September 40 Three power Pact signed by Berlin, Rome and Tokio.

Telegraphed photo of the signing of the Pact in Berlin

29th September 40 Germany and Italy to get Europe and Africa..... Japan gets East Asia.

30th September 40 Heavy damage to London Docks, 28 RAF shot down. Cologne housing bombed.