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9th July 1940

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Events On This Day

Commander-In-Chief of the Mediterranean, reported that he had made contact east of Malta, where the Italian forces, including two battleships and a number of cruisers, the Italians immediately retired behind a smoke screen, but a hit was obtained on one battleship. Cruiser hit by a torpedo from fleet air arm aircraft. Italians were being pursued. In another part of the Mediterranean, The submarine HMS Parthian sank an Italian U-boat.

Another British naval force based on Gibraltar carried out a sweep towards central Mediterranean, for enemy aircraft were destroyed and three heavily damaged.

Coastal command aircraft attacked enemy shipping of the Danish coast, including two minesweepers, one of which was damaged, and to supply ships, both of which suffered damage.

Coastal command bombers attacked Bergen. Another formation bombed aircraft on Sola aerodrome at Stavanger. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) made night raids on naval dockyards at Wilhelmshaven, Bremen, the insurance in the Ruhr, oil refineries at Manheim, and aerodromes at Borkum, Texel, Schiphol and Waalhaven.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) raids were reported on Diredawa, Zula and Massawa, Italian East Africa considerable damage being done.

Italian columns endeavouring to raise siege to Fort Capuzzo, Western desert, successfully engaged.

Eight Luftwaffe aircraft brought down, one of which was towed in, and several others severely damaged during raids on various parts of Britain. Some damage done to premises at Bristol Channel port. Six people killed in a Welsh area.

House of Commons approved further vote of credit of 1, 000, 000,000 for war expenditure.

Adolf Hitler talks to Count Ciano in Berlin.

French chamber and Senate at Vichy voted fall powers to Marshal Pétain to promulgate by decree a new constitution.

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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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