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Diary August 1, 1940

Exercise of German landing crafts
Exercise of German landing crafts on the French Channel cost.
Diary for Thursday, August 1, 1940:

Sea War

Hitler sets provisional date for Operation Sea lion to September 15. Italian destroyer Vivaldi rams British submarine Oswald and captures the crew.

Air War

Norwich bombed. Leaflets dropped over south England, giving text of Hitler‘s ‘Last Appeal to Reason’ speech of July 19, 1940.

Neutrals

Japan: Government declares its intention of establishing a ‘New Order’ in Greater East Asia.
Switzerland: General Guisan, the C-in-C, declares in a broadcast that the Army will ‘defend the passage of the Alps to the end’ and uphold the country’s strict neutrality.

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