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2nd July 1940

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Events On This Day

Four more Italian submarines reported sunk in the Mediterranean.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) raided the German port of Kiel in the early morning and heavily bombed the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen which suffered to direct hits. Docks were set on fire.

Other British Royal Air Force (RAF) aircraft attacked aerodromes in Germany, and ammunition barges on canals at Rotterdam.

Macaaca, Eritrea, bombed again, and three more Italian aircraft destroyed.

Luftwaffe raiders bombed northeast coast towns the evening. 12 people killed and 123 injured. Luftwaffe aircraft also dropped bombs in open country in south west England over Wales.

The British liner Arandora Star, carrying 1500 German and Italian internees to Canada, was sunk by U-47 off West of Ireland.

British tanker, Athellaird was torpedoed in mid-Atlantic by U-29

Berlin issued casualty figures purporting to show total losses (156,492) in France and Flanders.

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Prinz Eugen picture 1

Arandora Star picture 2

U-47 picture 3

U-29 picture 4

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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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