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27th August 1940

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that the Submarine HMS Spearfish considerably overdue, must be presumed lost.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombed docks, at Kiel and Wilhelmshafen, Messerschinitt factory at Augsburg, oil tanks and supply depots at Mannheim, and several aerodromes oil tanks near Bordeaux, near Brest and at Cherbourg also attacked.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombed Fiat works at Turin and Marelli rnagneto factory at Sesto Saiovannni. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) raided Harar and Dessie, Abyssinia. Enemy attacked Haifa, but damage was negligible and casualties few.

Luftwaffe air activity slight during the day three Luftwaffe aircraft shot down. During the night widely dispersed attacks over Britain, including London.

Axis Powers reported to be intervening in Transylvanian dispute.

Flora Hospital ship
Commissioned 27 August 1940

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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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