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5th July 1940

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Events On This Day

Germany announced that article 8 of the Armistice terms providing for demobilisation and disarming of French fleet would be suspended.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) sank large German supply ship off the Dutch coast and damaged another. German anti-aircraft gun ship turned turtle after being bombed by a Hudson plane.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers made daylight raids on aircraft factory at Deichshausen and on aerodromes at Waalhaven and Flushing.

During the night bombers again raided naval bases at Kiel and Wilhelmshaven. Docks at Cuxhaven and Hamburg attacked. Cologne railway junction, bombed. Aerodromes at Schiphol and Texel attacked.

Gibraltar experienced first air raid, when French naval air Squadron's attacked shipping. No damage or casualties reported.

In Libya Blenheim bombers attacked large troop and motor transport concentrations near Bardia Another formation bombed El Gubbi.

The Luftwaffe launched scattered raids over England during the night. Slight damage, and few casualties.

Pétain government declared it was severing all diplomatic relations with Great Britain.

It was announced that supply of oil from Iraq to Tripoli in Syria had been cut off.

Count Ciano left Rome for Berlin.

Go To: 6th July
Articles:
The Armistice German And Italian Terms
The Front of Our Ship Was Blown Away

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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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