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8th December 1940

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Events On This Day

It was reported from Buenos Aires that the cruiser HMS Enterprise was engaging a Kriegsmarine raider in South Atlantic. British cruiser captured Kriegsmarine supply ship Idarwald off Cuba.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Renewed attacks on targets in Dusseldorf area. Other forces bombed submarine base at Lorient; shipping and harbour installations at Bordeaux and Brest, ports of Flushing, Dunkirk and Gravelines and several aerodromes.

The war against Italy, In Western Desert the British Royal Air Force (RAF) Bombers made night attack on Benina aerodrome. In the Sudan British patrols continued extensive activities in Gallabat area.

After quiet day London suffered heavy night attack, wave after wave of Luftwaffe raiders coming over. Considerable damage resulted from high explosive and incendiary bombs. Seven hospitals, four churches, a convent, three vicarages, two hotels, private houses, ARP posts and shelters were hit, and a number of people killed or seriously injured. Bombs also fell in many, districts between London and the south and east coasts, as well as in a few localities in southern England.

Three Luftwaffe aircraft shot down.

The Greek War, Greeks occupied Argyrokastrov and Delvino. Much material seized and many prisoners taken. Italians reported to be continuously retreating towards Himara, on the coast, from area of Santi Quaranta and that of Argyrokastro.

Z30 Destroyer
Launched 8 December 1940

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