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Diary July 4, 1940

captured French colonial soldiers
By German troops in the Western campaign captured French colonial soldiers.
Diary for Thursday, July 4, 1940:

Sea War

Ju 87 Stukas and German E-boats attack convoy, south of Portland, sinking five merchant ships and auxiliary anti-aircraft (AA) ship Foyle Bank.

Air War

Italian planes raid Malta and Alexandria.

East Africa

Italian forces, supported by aircraft and armor, occupy frontier outposts of Kassala and Galabat (Anglo-Egyptian Sudan).

Neutrals

Romania: New Cabinet under Gigurtu (‘a personal friend of Field-Marshal Goering’), including two leaders of the previously outlawed Iron Guard: Manoilesca (Foreign Minister) and Sima (‘Minister for Arts’!). 22 British oil technicians expelled.

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