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11th July 1940

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Events On This Day

The patrol yacht HMS Warr or II was sunk by an Luftwaffe Heinkel He 111 bomber.

Iranian cargo boat Beme sunk by Italian submarine.

It was reported that Italian troopship Paganini caught fire and sank on the 28 June 1940 off Durazzo, with loss of 220 Italian and Albanian officers and men.

Dawn raid made on Boulogne aerodrome, five Luftwaffe aircraft believed destroyed and others severely damaged. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers attacked military objectives in France and the low countries Aerodromes, barges and other targets bombed. During the night the British Royal Air Force (RAF) bomber was extensively damaged enemy aerodromes in Holland. Munition works at Ludwigshaven and near Cologne bombed, blast furnaces at Siegburg attacked, dock buildings at Bremen damaged.

Twenty-three, Luftwaffe aircraft shot down and many more damaged when German bombers made daylight raids on shipping and other objectives around British coasts. Some damage and casualties reported.

Lord Craigavon stated that Mr de Valera had rejected an offer concerning joint defence of Northern Ireland and Eire.

Marshal Pétain announced formation of new government composed of 12 ministers with himself as chief of the French state, and also appointment of 12 governors of French provinces.

M23 Minesweeper
Launched 11 July 1940

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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