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Diary July 8, 1940


beach at Dunkirk
A woman and a dog on the beach at Dunkirk with the abandoned British equipment and weapons scrap.
Diary for Monday, July 8, 1940:

Home Fronts

Britain: 9 BEF divisions, rescued from Dunkirk, have now been reorganized. Tea rationing begins (2 oz (ca. 76 g) per person per week).

Sea War

Mediterranean: Destroyer Escort torpedoed by Italian submarine Guglielmo Marconi in Western Mediterranean (she founders while in tow).
Atlantic: Two destroyers and two torpedo boats – bought by Sweden from Italy and detained by British forces in Faeroe Islands – are bombed in error by British aircraft (damaged ships reach Sweden July 10).

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