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10th August 1940

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HMS Transylvania was a British liner, and in September 1939, the liner was converted into an armed merchant cruiser, pennant F56. and on 10 August 1940, off Malin Head, Ireland she was torpedoed by the U-56. HMS Transylvania was being towed afterward but sank before reaching land. 36 lives were lost.

The submarine HMS Odin considerably overdue and presumed lost.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) made daylight attacks on enemy aerodromes in Holland and France, including Schiphol, Querqueville, Flushing, Caen, Dinard and Guernsey. Night objectives included Hamburg docks, Wilhelmshaven, oil tanks at Frankfurt and Homburg, and supplies at Hamm and Soest.

ltalian advance in Somaliland continued. French airmen reported to be taking part in British Royal Air Force (RAF) operations in Africa. Italian aircraft raided Aden.

Sporadic German raids reported in England and Wales. Twelve high explosive bombs dropped near town in Southeast

Syria closed frontier to British and other combatant subjects of military age.

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The Second Great War.
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2194 Days Of War.
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