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Diary August 27, 1940

German landing exercise
German landing exercise for Operation Sea Lion on the coast at Calais.
Diary for Tuesday, August 27, 1940:

Sea War

Hitler modifies Operation Sea Lion invasion plan: landings to be made on narrow front’, Eastbourne-Folkestone, in preference to earlier ‘broad front’ proposal.
RAF Coastal Command begins anti-U-boat patrols from Iceland, using Fairey Battle aircraft.

Occupied countries

France: Free French forces take over Duala in Cameroons (August 27) and Brazzaville, French Congo (August 28).

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