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Diary August 17, 1940

Inside one of the turrets of the battleship 'Malaya' a shell is loaded
Inside one of the turrets of the battleship ‘Malaya’ a shell is loaded. The crew is using fire protective clothing.
Diary for Saturday, August 17, 1940:

Sea War

Mediterranean: Battleships Warspite, Malaya and Ramillies bombard Bardia and Fort Capuzzo, Libya. Italian bombers (12 lost) attack bombardment force, August 18.

Politics

Germany announces ‘total blockade’ of British Isles; in reply to the ‘British hunger blockade against German women and children’. All ships – Allied and neutral – in British waters are to be sunk on sight.

Home Fronts

West Indies: Duke of Windsor sworn in as Governor of the Bahamas.

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