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Die hier gezeigten Abzeichen sind zu edukativen Zwecken dargestellt, aus diesem Grund sind sie nicht abgedeckt. Weiterhin möchte ich auf den folgenden Discliamer aufmerksam machen:

Disclaimer: Die hier gezeigten Abbildungen aus der Zeit des "Dritten Reiches", u.a. mit dem damals obligatorischen "Hakenkreuz", dienen der Berichterstattung über Vorgänge des Zeitgeschehens, der staatsbürgerlichen Aufklärung sowie Forschung und Lehre (§ 86a, 86 StGB)

The following is the news headlines as reported in the German "Rheinische Landeszeitung" newspaper August 1940........

1st August 40. New air attacks on Gibraltar. Luftwaffe in action over England. Italian air force bomb Aden from bases in East Africa. Dutch find work in Germany.

Parade in Brussels, German troops inspected by General von Falkenhausen

New stamp issued for the anniv. 50 years Helgoland in the Reich

2nd August 40. Englands harbours blockaded. Three British bombers shot down over mainland Europe. Destroyer "Delight" sunk.

3rd August 40. Sea battle in South Atlantic. Aircraft factory in Norwich bombed. RAF bombers attack Cologne.

20,000 Dutch workers rebuild Rotterdam, which will take until 1941

4th August 40. An English "victorious" retreat in North Africa too? U-boats sink seven armed steamers.

5th August 40. London is Englands weak point, what does the capital of the Empire mean to the Britons? Oil tanks bombed near Liverpool.

6th August 40. Englands workers are tired and production slumps. The invation threat is still very real. Three British aircraft shot down in East Africa.

7th August 40. England has lost a total of five million tons of shipping. Air battles in the channel, eight RAF fighters shot down.

8th August 40. Germanys civilian gouvernment take over in Elsass, Lothringen and Luxembourg, they are now part of Germany.

Josef Bürckel takes over in Lothringen

Robert Wagner, top position in Elsass

Gustav Simon, leadership in Luxembourg

Baldur von Schirach, Gauleiter of Vienna

Artur Axmann becomes Reichsjugendführer

Hartmann Lauterbacher, becomes deputy Gauleiter of Vienna

9th August 40. S-boats and Luftwaffe hit England. 17,000 tons of shipping sunk and 34 RAF fighters lost.

10th August 40. 49 RAF aircraft destroyed, 32 ships sunk or badly damaged. Italians will keep British Somaliland once it falls into their hands.

11th August 40. The battle has begun against the Suez Canal.

12th August 40. 79 British aircraft lost. One German squadron shot down 22 of them.

Chief of the SA, Viktor Lutze and General-feldmarschall von Brauchitsch in conversation

13th August 40. 71 RAF aircraft shot down. The score for Sunday now stands at 90 (71 were formerly reported).

Former Dutch soldiers rebuild the Netherlands

14th August 40. 69 RAF downed, 16 of them during a British raid on Aalborg.

15th August 40. In spite of bad weather, 22 Spitfire machines were downed over Kent today.

Reichsmarschall Göring visits a field hospital

Bürckel and von Schirach, the new Gauleiter of Vienna, on their way to an aircraft

16th August 40. Bitter air battle over Dover, 11 RAF fighters destroyed.

The Führer with his Feldmarschalle

17th August 40. Our Stukas are over England again. London photographed from the air. Docks bombed.

One of our messerschmidt Me110 Fighter-Destroyers flying to England

18th August 40. Total blockade of England now official. The English are on the retreat in British Somaliland.

19th August 40. Industry bombed in the Midlands.

50th birthday for Reichsminister Funk. Funk with Gauleiter Koch (East Prussia) and the Oberbürgermeister of Königsberg, Doktor Will

20th August 40. RAF loses 732 aircraft in just eight days! The Italians are in control of all of British Somaliland.

21st August 40. Great Britain has lost a colony, the Italians now hold onto power at the Red Sea. England is worried about an attack on the Sudan.

22nd August 40. Germanys air armada is ready! Germanys "England Specialists" have joined Görings staff.

23rd August 40. Bombing of industry and harbours.

24th August 40. The Nazi-Soviet Pact continues to keep the peace in eastern Europe.

25th August 40. British harbours attacked including Portsmouth. 50 RAF aircraft lost in air battles.

26th August 40. England lost 64 aircraft today. A German bomber had a lucky escape when it was attacked by three Spitfires.

The Kriegsmarine Destroyer War Badge

27th August 40. Sirens go day and night in London. Three U-boats sunk 76,170 tons of shipping. 72 RAF aircraft shot down.

28th August 40. England wants an all out air war. Bloodbath for the civilian population of England.

The German Wehrmacht on the march through St.Helier on Jersey, music played by the Luftwaffe Musikkorps

29th August 40. A tanker in the Indian Ocean is sunk. British submarine "Sealion" is rammed.

Helmuth Möckel, a member of the SS, joins the Hitler Youth leadership staff with the rank of Stabsführer

30th August 40. Germany attacks England with 100 machines in a daylight raid.

31st August 40. Rumania and Hungary about to join the Axis.

Ciano arrives in Vienna. From left to right: Ribbentrop, Ciano, Schirach