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14th August 1940

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The destroyers HMS Malcolm and HMS Verity made contact. with six German armed trawlers and three E-boats, Three enemy vessels to seen to be hit. The British Admiralty announced that the cruiser HMS Transylvania had been sunk by U-boat. The minesweeping trawler HMS Elizabeth Angela reported sunk by air attack. Swedish steamer Mongolia sank in Kiel Bay after explosion.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) made night attacks on oil retineries and refining plants near Bordeaux. Other bomber formations attacked railway sidings and power station at Cologne. Both day and night attacks were made on aerodromes in Northern France.

ltalians launched violent attacks against British positions in Somaliland and, after serious losses compelled our forces to fall back.

Thirty-one, Luftwaffe aircraft destroyed in renewed. attacks on British coasts. Seven British fighters down. but two pilots safe. Raids made on barrage balloons at Dover, and lightship bombed. Scattered attacks in the various areas, including Southampton and Hastings.

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