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1st July 1940

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Events On This Day

Romania renounced Anglo French guarantee of her integrity.

Russians completed occupation of ceded territories in Romania.

British foreign office issued a statement that the government cannot allow Syria or the Lebanon to be occupied by a hostile power.

German bombers raided Britain during the evening and night. Incendiary bombs dropped on North East coast. Two Luftwaffe raiders shot down by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) fighters. High explosive bomb dropped on town, Northeast coast of Scotland. 12 persons killed and 18 injured.

German landings on Jersey and Guernsey officially announced.

Oil refinery at Augusta, Sicily, set on fire by the British Royal Air Force (RAF). Aerodrome at Gondar, Abyssinia, severely damaged, and other successful raids made in Kenya, area.

Marshal Graziani arrived in Libya, as Commander-In-Chief of the Italian forces in North Africa, in succession to marshal Balbo.

British cargo steamers Empire Toucan, Guido and Zarian reported torpedoed.

Evacuation from Hong Kong, began.

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