Diary for Sunday, September 8, 1940:
Small-scale raids on airfields in southeastern England and Dover. 9 1/2-hour night raid on London by 170 bombers: 12 large fires, all railway lines to South Coast blocked; casualties: 412 killed, 747 injured.
Operation Hannelore: German torpedo boats lay mines in Straits of Dover.
Vichy French agents in London report that Free French expeditionary force is at sea en route for one of France’s African colonies.