20 August 1940

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War at Sea

German submarine U-51 sunk with all hands to the west of Nantes.

Mediterranean

Italy announces a total blockade of all British possessions in the Mediterranean and Africa

Great Britain

Churchill makes perhaps his most famous speech, celebrating the fighter pilots of the Battle of Britain - "Never was so much owed by so many to so few"


How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 20 August 1940, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1940_08_20.html
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