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Diary July 31, 1945

British midget submarine
With the help of such a British midget submarine the Japanese heavy cruiser ‘Takao’ is sunk in Singapore.
Diary for Tuesday, July 31, 1945:

Sea War

Cruiser Takao sunk by British frogmen with limpet mines at Singapore.
Merchant shipping losses in July 1945: 0 Allied ships with 0 tons in the Atlantic, 3 Allied ships with 7,237 tons elsewhere.
145 Japanese ships with 309,902 tons in Pacific.

Occupied countries

Austria: Laval arrives by air from Spain and is handed over to French authorities.

Home Fronts

Canada: Field Marshal Alexander appointed Governor-General.

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