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9th August 1940

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Events On This Day

Norwegian steamer Toran reported sunk.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) attacked aeroclrome at Guernsey, setting it on fire. British bombers raided seaplane base at Poulmic, near Brest. Other aircraft fired German oil tanks at Flushing and damaged works at Ludwigshaven and Cologne.

In Somaliland Italian positions on Hargeisa-Jugargan road were attacked. Italian fighters raided Berbera.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) attacked shipping in Tobruk harbour. Massawa was successfully bombed.

South African Air Force (SAAF) bombed Neghelli aerodrome, Abyssinia, destroying two aircraft and damaging others.

Single Luftwaffe raider dropped bombs on Northeast coastal town, causing damage and casualties before being shot down. Balloon barrage defences and Southeast coastal town attacked by German Luftwaffe fighters with machine guns. During the night raiders dropped bombs over many areas in England. In north-west they destroyed several houses and caused fatal casualties.

Government agreed to cede part of the Dobruja to Bulgaria. Exchange of populations to involve transfer of 100,000 Rumanians.

War Office announced that British troops stationed in Shanghai and North China are being withdrawn for service elsewhere.

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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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