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Diplomacy

The "Destroyer Deal" sees Britain cede a number of bases in the Western Hemisphere to the United States in return for 50 obsolescent destroyers. The real value of the deal is that it demonstrated American support for the United Kingdom

Germany

Operation Sea Lion, the German invasion of Britain, set for 21 September


How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 3 September 1940, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1940_09_03.html
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