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Diary August 24, 1940


One of the first bombs on London
One of the first bombs on London destroyed this cinema in the suburbs in the night from August 24-25.
Diary for Saturday, August 24, 1940:

Air War

Heavy raids on airfields in southeastern England: Manston evacuated; North Weald and Hornchurch also hard hit. Residential areas of Portsmouth and Ramsgate bombed.
Losses: German, 30; British, 23.

German bomber crews, ordered to attack Shorts’ aircraft factory at Rochester (Kent) and Thameshaven oil tanks, are confused by British radio counter-measures and bomb central London and the East End, starting numerous fires (night August 24-25).

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