Diary for Thursday, July 18, 1940:
Germans attack shipping off south England. RAF daylight raids on invasion barges at Rotterdam and St Orner airfield (3 aircraft lost). RAF Bomber Command night raids on Krupp’s armament works at Essen, in the Ruhr; targets at Bremen and Hamm marshalling yards (1 aircraft lost). Coastal Command bomb Emden naval base.
Japan – New Cabinet formed: Prince Konoye as Prime Minister, Matsuoka as Foreign Minister.