Thursday, July 29, 2010

70 Years Ago Today 29/07/40

Belgium: The German Army annexes the East Belgian towns of Eupen, malmedy and moresnet.

Berlin: The German Navy reports to Hitler that the number of landing crafts required to invade Britain are being assembled and that an invasion could be launched by mid September.

Dover. On this day 70 years ago a vicious dogfight occurred over the skies of Dover. Dover Harbour itself was heavily bombed. RAF Spitfires and Hurricanes tore into the German formations of Messerschmidt's and Stuka dive bombers shooting down 12 aircraft, mostly Stukas, the vulnerabilities of which are becoming clear. The image on the left captures part of the Dover dogfight whch took place at "Hell Fire Corner".

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