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22nd August 1940

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German guns mounted near Calais and 'Boulogne bombarded convoy in Straits of Dover, but without result. Convoy was also attacked from air, buts no ship hit. One Luftwaffe raider destroyed, the 1,000th brought down round British coasts since 16 June 1940. Air attacks made on British convoy off Northeast. Coast. Bombers driven off by escorting vessels and Spittires.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) made heavy sustained attacks on German gun. positions along French coast. Bomber squadrons made night raids on many targets in Germany, including aircraft factory at Frankfurt and power station near Cologne. Attacks also made on 22 aerodromes in Germany and occupied territory.

It was reported that the British Royal Air Force (RAF) had bombed many targets in Libya on 20 August 1940, including Tobruk harbour, and landing grounds at Tobruk. and El Adem.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) raided Bomba roadsteads in Libya, sinking two submarines, a destroyer and a submarine depot ship. Successful attack made on landing ground at Derna. Alexandria raided but damage slight.

During evening German long-range guns shelled Dover area. Some damage to buildings and a number of casualties. British land guns sheiled France.Single raiders reported over wide area of England and Wales. Ten shot down. Four British fighters lost, but two pilots safe.

It was announced in Athens that British Navy and Air Force would aid Greece in event of an attack.

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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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