Eighty years on. 21st August 1940

Historical

Clouds, wind and rain prevented large raids over Britain but the Luftwaffe continued the tactics of small raids of one or two aircraft flying at most 20 miles inland.  RAF airfields on the south and south-east of England were bombed with little damage.  Some coastal towns were also bombed and merchant ships were sunk or damaged.  Thirteen German bombers were destroyed and one RAF Hurricane was shot down.

In the mid-Atlantic a thousand miles off the West coast of Africa, the German armed merchant cruiser Widder sank the British collier Anglo Saxon and machine-gunned the lifeboats.

The Italian submarine Dandolo damaged the Dutch tanker Hermes, 200 miles West of Lisbon, Portugal.

The “tree of liberty”, planted in Saverne after Alsace was restored to France at the end of World War I, was chopped down by members of the Hitler Jugend.

Game day 356.  Germany

Two fighter units were transferred from north Germany to Belgium.  One submarine moved towards the Faroe Islands and a second to the Montreal – Glasgow sea lane.  

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General Whiskers

Wargaming butterfly (mainly solo), unpainted model figure amasser, and Historical Re-enactor of the black powder era.

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