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Diary July 16, 1940

Construction of landing crafts
Construction of landing crafts by cutting the bow of lighters in Duisburg harbor.
Diary for Tuesday, July 16, 1940:

Sea War

OPERATION SEA LION (Seelöwe): HITLER ORDERS PREPARATION FOR SEABORNE INVASION OF ENGLAND, to be completed by mid-August, inc. the reduction of the ‘English Air Force’ so that it is incapable of delivering ‘any significant attack’ during the crossing.
Cruiser Glasgow and destroyer Imogen collides off northwest Scotland; latter sunk.

Air War

RAF raid airfields in north France.

Neutrals

Japan: Cabinet resigns.

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