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Diary December 8, 1940

Londoners walking on their way to work
Londoners walking on their way to work through still smoky ruins after a fire raid.
Diary for Sunday, December 8, 1940:

Air War

Fire raid on London by 413 aircraft (2 lost): In 14-hour onslaught bombs are scattered over many metropolitan and suburban districts and between London and South and East Coasts, but all fires quickly controlled. 7 hospitals and 4 churches hit. Total bomb load: 115,000 1-kg (2,2-lb) incendiaries and 387 t HE.
RAF attack many Italian airfields and landing-grounds in Libya (night December 8-9).

Home Fronts

Italy: Three admirals dismissed, including Cavagnari, Chief of Naval Staff.

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