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Volume 3 - No. 49 - August 9, 1940

This Battle of Dover Was Won in the Sky

Aug1940

This Battle of Dover Was Won in the Sky

What was described as the R.A.F.'s finest triumph was won over. Dover Harbour on July 29, when an attack by wave after wave of Junkers and Messerschmitts was blown to pieces without being able to caus

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I Was There! - We Swam in Oil When 'Lancastria' Sank

Aug1940

I Was There! - We Swam in Oil When 'Lancastria' Sank

None of the sea disasters of the war is likely to surpass in human suffering the wreck of the troopship "Lancastria", which was bombed and sunk in St. Nazaire harbour on June 17. Here are some survivo

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The Army Wins Its First Victoria Crosses

Aug1940

The Army Wins Its First Victoria Crosses

It is a tragic fact that of the five Victoria Crosses as yet won during this war all but one were posthumously awarded. Of them one went to the Royal Navy and two to the Royal Air Force (see Vol. II,

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H.M. Submarine Tetrarch Was Not Sunk

Aug1940

H.M. Submarine Tetrarch Was Not Sunk

An unhappy mis-typing that escaped the eyes of editorial and printers' readers caused the extraordinary statement in this page in No. 47, dated July 26, that the "Tetrarch" had been sunk. The intentio

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