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Diary July 18, 1940

Transports in Channel ports for invasion of England
Numerous transports and landing crafts are drawn together in the Channel ports for the planned invasion of England.
Diary for Thursday, July 18, 1940:

Air War

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.

Neutrals

Japan – New Cabinet formed: Prince Konoye as Prime Minister, Matsuoka as Foreign Minister.

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