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11th December 1940

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The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Bombed invasion ports and a number of aerodromes. Targets in Western Germany included power stations, inland docks and railway yards.

The war against Italy, British forces captured Sidi Barrani and large number of prisoners, including three generals. Advanced elements of mechanised forces now operating westwards and additional captures made.

During day small numbers of Luftwaffe aircraft were active over Channel and Southeast coast and bombs fell in one town. At night Luftwaffe raiders made heavy attack on Birmingham. Six churches, two schools, two cinemas and very many houses were damaged. West of England town was also raided and considerable damage done, Bombs also fell in other areas, in West Midland region, in London and East Anglia. Luftwaffe fighter shot down over Kent. One night bomber destroyed over London by antiaircraft fire.

The Greek War, Greek advance continuing along 80 mile front. All Italian counter attacks repulsed. Greek left wing advancing towards Himara.

Air Marshal A. W. Tedder appointed Deputy to Air Officer Commander-In-Chief, Middle East.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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