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25th August 1940

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It was reported that the submarine HMS Sealion had returned to her base after voyage in which she sank an Kriegsmarine supply ship, chased a U-boat, and was rammed while attacking a convoy.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) attacked big armament works and other targets in Berlin area. Luftwaffe aerodromes in Holland, Belgium and Northern France also raided.

Coastal Command flying-boat attacked Luftwaffe flying-boats in Tromso area of Norway, sinking two and damaging others.

Fifty-five Luftwaffe planes brought down during mass attacks on Britain, 43 being destroyed in fierce battle off Portland. Thirteen British Royal Air Force (RAF) machines missing, but pilots of four safe.

Two bombs dropped on Scilly Isles. London again raided during night. St Giles, Cripplegate, and other buildings in City area damaged.

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The Second Great War.
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The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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