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7th August 1940

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It was announced that the British liner Accra was sunk of west coast of Eire when two U-boats attacked the convoy 26 July 1940. Nineteen persons missing. Both U-boats were destroyed. The British Admiralty announced that the mine-sweeping trawler HMS River Clyde had been sunk by a Kriegsmarine mine.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers, made daylight raids on aerodromes at Cherbourg and Hamstede. At night bombers attacked Hornburg oil plant, Kiel dockyard, store depots at Hamm, and aerodromes in North West Germany. Skuas of Fleet Air Arm successfully bombed oil depot near Bergen.

No further enemy advance into British Somaliland.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombed shipping and store buildings at Bardia, and submarine bases at Massawa.

Luftwaffe raiders appeared during the night over widespread areas in Britain, but damage from bombs dropped was slight.

Director General of Ministry of Information, Sir Kenneth Lee, resigned. Mr. Frank Pick appointed to the post.

Agreement concluded between . British Government and General de Gaulle concerning organization, employment and conditions of service of French Volunteer Force in Britain.

R52 R-boat
Launched 7 August 1940

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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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