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Diary October 12, 1940

Panzer III Tauchpanzer
Panzer III ‘Tauchpanzer’ (submersible tank) being lowered into the sea at trials for Operation Sealion. Following year they were instead used for crossing rivers in Russia.
Diary for Saturday, October 12, 1940:

Sea War

Hitler postpones Operation Sea Lion until Spring 1941.

Neutrals

Argentina – J M Fangio (World Motor Racing Champion, 1951-57) wins the longest ever motor race: 9,447 km Buenos Aires-Lima-Buenos Aires in 109 hours 36 mins., driving a Chevrolet.

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