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11th November 1940

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Events On This Day

CPR liner Empress of Japan reached port safely despite German claim of having left her sinking. Three Luftwaffe aircraft destroyed by naval escort and others damaged when they attacked a British convoy in North Sea.

Daylight attacks made by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) on Lorient and several aerodromes. Weather precluded night operations.

The war against Italy, the British Royal Air Force (RAF) raided Albanian port of Durazzo. Enemy naval base at Taranto also bombed.

Strong formation of Italian aircraft routed when they attempted to attack shipping in Thames Estuary, eight bombers and five fighters shot down by Hurricanes. Several formations of Luftwaffe aircraft tried to reach London but few machines succeeded, Others attempted to attack convoy off Kent coast but were driven off.

Thirteen, Luftwaffe and 13 Italian aircraft destroyed, one of former by Home Guard. Britain lost two fighters.

The Greek War, Italians everywhere taking up defensive positions. Greeks captured many prisoners and much war material.

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The Second Great War.
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The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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