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Diary August 22, 1940

 coastal convoy under fire from German cross-Channel guns
A British coastal convoy under fire from German cross-Channel guns for the first time on this day.
Diary for Thursday, August 22, 1940:

Sea War

German super-heavy artillery bombards a convoy for 80 minutes (no hits). Fire switched to Dover town in evening; British 14-inch gun replies (first of many cross-Channel ‘duels’).

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