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28th July 1940

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Events On This Day

Four Luftwaffe aeroplanes were brought down off Malta by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) Three raids in preceding 30 hours were reported from Alexandria. Aden was raided, but damage done was superficial. During the night of July 28-29 July 1940 the British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombed German oil tanks at Cherbourg and seventeen Luftwaffe aerodromes in Germany, Holland, Belgium, and Northern France.

Air operations over Libya, East Africa, and the Mediterranean resulted in the destruction nine Italian planes. Frenchr pilots and screws with the British Royal Air Force (RAF) carried out reconnaissance over Diredawa, Abyssinia.

Nine German aircraft destroyed in fights over and around our coasts. At least 70 aircraft took part in aerial engagements over countryside of Southeast England at a great height in this combat five Luftwaffe fighters were shot down. Luftwaffe bomber shot down off South West coast, and a second one in Southeast England. It was reported that first Royal Canadian Air Force fighter squadron, fully equipped had reached England.

Nazis stopped at 5 a.m. all traffic between occupied and unoccupied areas, trains being held up at Moulins.

Adolf Hitler received Dr. Tiso, President of Slovak Republic, and the Slovak I Premier at Berchtesgaden.

Earl of Perth resigned his post as chief adviser on foreign publicity to Ministry of Information.

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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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