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27th July 1940

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Events On This Day

Coastal Command aircraft successfully bombed enemy supply ship off Norwegian coast. Another left in sinking condition off Dutch coast.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombed Nordsee Canal, North Holland, barges at Stavoren, in Friesland, oil depots at Hamburg and Amsterdam, docks at Wilhelmshaven and Bremen, and eight Luftwaffe aerodromes in Holland and Germany. Luftwaffe bombers made three raids on Malta, but damage was slight.

During night of July 26-27 July 1940 a Luftwaffe bomber was brought down off Southeast coast. Four daylight raiders, including a seaplane, shot down. Night raids were on a small scale, chietiy in areas of Wales and South West England.

Sydney radio announced that a total of 125,000 men had volunteered for the Royal Australian Air Force.

Adolf Hitler received Bulgarian Premier and Foreign Minister at Berchtesgaden.

Rumanian Premier and Foreign Minister hadconversations with Mussolini and Ciano at Rome.

Eleven prominent British subjects detained by Japanese gendarmerie.

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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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