Diary August 14, 1940

Barrage balloons

Barrage balloons are made ready for use at Dover to thwart low-level attacks.

Diary for Wednesday, August 14, 1940:

Air War

Battle of Britain (Day 36): Widespread small raids on airfields and railway lines. Me 109Es strafe Dover balloon barrage; E. Goodwin lightship bombed.
Losses: German, 19, British, 4.

Sea War

Evacuation of Berbera (capital of British Somaliland) begins. British and Australian warships take 5,700 troops, 1,500 civilians and sick to Aden and bombard advancing Italian forces who occupy the town on August 19.

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