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30th August 1940

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Events On This Day

Evacuee ship, taking 320 British children to Canada torpedoed during night in Atlantic. One casualty, ship’s purser.

During night the British Royal Air Force (RAF) again raided Berlin. Direct hits secured on military; targets including petrol installations, aircraft factories and aerodromes, Electrical works and railway junction badly damaged.

Other aircraft bombed quays and railway sidings at Boulogne. Still others attacked oil depots at Gelsenkirchen, Magdeburg and Cherbourg, dark warehouses at Hamburg, goods yards at Bremen, Hamm and Soest, shipping at Emdénf gun emplacements at Cap Gris Nez, and aerodromes in Germany and Holland.

Great air battles fought over London area all day and night. High explosive and incendiary bombs dropped.

Bombs dropped indiscriminately in Kent and Surrey. Slight damage reported. Attempts made to attack the British Royal Air Force (RAF) aerodromes in Home Counties. At one town industrial premises damaged and number of casualties. Late at night Luftwaffe aircraft were reported over 11 towns besides London area. Sixty-two Luftwaffe aircraft destroyed. Twenty-seven British fighters lost, but pilots of fifteen safe.

Rumania yielded to Axis terms and agreed to cede to Hungary whole of Northern Transylvania and three Szekla provinces.

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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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