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British Merchant Ship's Running The Gauntlet

Discussion in 'Merchant Navy During WWII' started by Jim, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. Jim

    Jim Active Member

    Sep 1, 2006
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    This small British merchant ship was among those in a convoy shelled in the Straits of Dover for the first time by long range German guns from the French coast on August 22, 1940. Astern of her is a destroyer. It was estimated by observers that from 80 to 100 shells were fired, but the convoy kept on and not a single ship was hit. Later German planes flew over the convoy and dropped bombs, but these too missed their mark.


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