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11th August 1940

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Admiralty announced that Egyptian liner Mahomcd Ali El-Kcbir had been sunk by U-boat in Atlantic while carrying troops. Survivors 740 out of 860.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombed aerodromes at Dinard, Caen and Guernsey, and seaplane slipway at Brest.

Coastal Command aircraft shot down Luftwaffe fighter off French coast, Night raids made on oil plants at Dortmund, Gelsenkirche, Wanne Eickel and Cherbourg. Military targets bombed at Dusseldorf, Hamm and Soest.

Italians made general attacks on British positions covering Jugargan Pass, but was repulsed.

About 400 Luftwaffe planes launched attacks on balloon barrage in, Straits of Dover, on Weymouth and Portland, and on shipping off East Coast. Sixty five Luftwaffe aircraft destroyed. Twenty-six British fighters missing two pilots safe. Some damage done to houses, churches, naval buildings, including a hospital, and communications. Two warships sustained minor damage from splinters.

Revolt which, started in Miriditi district said to be spreading and to have resulted so far in 400 Italian casualties.

German leader in South America, Arnulf Fuhrmann, arrested in Argentina.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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