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Thuesday, August 13th. 1940

Price: 10 aurar.

61 planes shot down near Britain ysterday -

7 this morning.

London today. United Press.

For the third time in five days the

total oí German planes shot down has

reached 60. Yesterday, according to a

communique from the Air Ministry,

61 German planes were shot down.

Thirteen British fighters were shot

down. Seven of the German planes

brought   down   yesterday   were   shot




down by anti aircraft force, but the

piiots of three of them are safe.

It is estimated that 500 German planea

took part in the air raid on Portsmouth

and the Thames estuary.

The London morning papers have almost

unanimously proclaimed that the intensity

of the rauds yesterday indicate that the

„battle of Britain" is on.

The headline in Daily

Mail is „The Blitzkrieg is

on." Also: This appears to

be the beginning of a big

battle between the two air

forces that may decide

who wins the war. In an

editorial in the News

Chronicle it is stated that

„we must expect that the

assaults will become more

intense and more wide-


Daily Express says:

In the futur every man

and woman in these is-

lands is taking part in

the fight. However far you

live from the English

Channel the battle is at

your doorstep.

According    to    Agency

reports this morning a big

battle is being fought over

the south-east coast. Seven

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