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18th December 1940

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Events On This Day

The British motor torpedo boats carrying out offensive, patrol off Belgian coast made successful attack on large armed Kriegsmarine supply ship, it was seen to break up and sink. Kriegsmarine escort ship engaged by machine-gun fire and hit.

Another heavy bombing attack made on Mannheim and four new fires started. Other aircraft bombed submarine base at Lorient.

The war against Italy, Operations in Bardia area continued. Town was shelled by Navy and bombed day and night by the British Royal Air Force (RAF)

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Bombed Pirelli works at Milan, docks at Genoa and an aerodrome in Northern Italy.

No air activity over Britain either by day or night. Luftwaffe bomber shot down over Dover.

The Greek War, Successful local operations carried out at various points on the front Further prisoners and material captured The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Bombed Valona seaplane base, docks and warehouses.

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