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Day 16 - Battle of Britain

Posted by Richard Sunday, July 25, 2010


Seventy years ago, it is a Thursday not a Sunday. And the weather, instead of being gloomy and overcast, is fine. It is still cool for the time of year but winds are expected to be light. Heavier cloud is expected by evening with the possibility of rainy periods.

German Stukas are out early, attacking the 21-ship convoy CW8 working its way through the Dover Straits. But this time, the attacks are augmented by E-boat forays. To add to their misery, the ships are pounded by newly installed heavy guns from the French mainland. Five ships are sunk and five more damaged, with more to follow in the early hours, as the action continues into the next day.

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