Diary August 11, 1940

Bf 110 over Dover cliffs

Messerschmitt Bf 110 over the cliff coast of Dover.

Diary for Sunday, August 11, 1940:

Air War

Battle of Britain (Day 33): Highest daily losses up now. While German fighters stage diversions over Dover, Ju 88s and He 111s bomb Portland and Weymouth. Me 110s of elite fighter-bomber unit Erpr.Gr.210 attack convoy off Harwich.
Losses: German, 35; British, 30.

Sea War

Atlantic: Troopship Mohamed Ali el-Kebir (formerly Egyptian liner) sunk by U-boat; 120 dead.

East Africa

Battle of the Tug Argan Gap: small British force holds mountain pass for five days against repeated attacks by strong Italian forces, supported by aircraft (British withdraw August 15-16).

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