8 August 1940

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War at Sea

A channel convoy is attacked by German MTBs and aircraft, losing five ships

The submarine HMS Oswald is reported lost

East Africa

Italian troops advance north from Hargeisa and Oadwina, British Somaliland

North Africa

Air battle takes place over Sidi-Amar, Libya

War in the Air

RAF Bomber Command carries out night raids on targets in Holland and north west Germany


How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 8 August 1940, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1940_08_08.html
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