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3 October 1940: German Troops Expected in Mediterranean

03 Oct

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GERMAN TROOPS HEADING THROUGH ITALY FOR LIBYA

German troops on the move

German troops on the move

Today discussed what is likely to be Germany’s strategy in the next few months, now that Hitler does not now expect to succeed in invading England. The Cabinet was told that indications point to a move of German troops through Italy to Libya to take part in the Egyptian campaign.

In the circumstances, the question was put to the Cabinet whether further reinforcements should be sent to Malta or the Middle East. The Prime Minister has ordered a review of the situation for further discussion within a few days.

Meanwhile, 1000 military personnel are reported to be on their way to Malta. They are expected to embark from Alexandria imminently and to arrive in a matter of days.

AIR RAIDS DAWN 3 OCTOBER TO DAWN 4 OCTOBER 1940

Weather  Fine.

OPERATIONS REPORTS THURSDAY 3 OCTOBER 1940

AIR HQ  Departures 1 Sunderland.

KALAFRANA Operations by Sunderland aircraft of 228 and 230 squadrons. One Sunderland left am for Middle East.

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