World War II Today: August 1

1940 RAF bomb Krupp works at Essen. British Order in Council declares the start of the grouse shooting season to be August 5 instead of the 12th. Hitler signs Directive No.17, requiring the Luftwaffe and Kriegsmarine to increase their attacks against Britain and her shipping, in preparation for ‘Operation Sealion’. Russian Foreign Minister Molotov reaffirms […]

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