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Liveblogging World War II: August 10, 1940

Winston S. Churchill:

Dill, with Eden's ardent approval, wrote me that the War Office were arranging to send immediately to Egypt one cruiser tank battalion of fifty-two tanks, one light tank regiment (fifty-two tanks), and one Infantry tank battalion of fifty tanks... These would start as soon as they could be loaded. The only question open was whether they should go round the Cape or take a chance through the Mediterranean.... The decision to give this blood-transfusion [to the forces in the Middle East] while we [at home] braced ourselves to meet a mortal danger was at once awful and right. No one faltered.

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