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18 Mar 1940

  • German bombers attacked Dutch trawler Protinus off Ijmuiden, the Netherlands, killing several people including the captain and the first mate. 10 found their way to the lifeboat but 2 of them would perish before they were found by submarine HMS Unity 6 days later. ww2dbase [Ijmuiden | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • HMS Edinburgh arrived at Tyne, England, United Kingdom for a refit. ww2dbase [Edinburgh | Tyne, England | CPC]
  • Alan Turing's first electromechanical machine, "bombe", was installed. ww2dbase [Alan Turing | England | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 18 Mar 1940
Finnish Canet 152mm/45 naval gun in coastal defense role, Hästö-Busö, Finland, 18 Mar 1940

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