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20 August 2010

Monday 5th August 1940: August Bank Holiday

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Bank Holiday which was not widely observed owing to war conditions. Fine warm sunny day; grand. Flew 34 ins lightweight on the Common with good results - duration up to 1 min 12 secs. Boy named Peter with a round freckled face was very interested.
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On the day: meeting in Rome between Hitler and Mussolini, leading to Italy anticipating an advance from Libya towards Cairo and the Suez Canal.
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