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13th December 1940

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that armed merchant cruiser, HMS Forfar had been torpedoed and sunk.

It was announced that the Submarine HMS Sunfish had torpedoed and sunk Kriegsmarine supply ship off Norwegian coast, and damaged an oil tanker.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Bombed shipbuilding yards at Kiel, factories and other targets at Bremen, docks and aerodromes in Holland.

Coastal Command aircraft attacked submarine base at Bordeaux;

The war against Italy, Remnants of beaten Italian army continued withdrawal from Egypt closely pursued by British troops. Several thousand more prisoners captured, including two generals. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Maintained incessant attacks on enemy aerodromes and troop and motor concentrations in Libya.

During night Derna was heavily raided. Bardia again attacked. Fifteen Italian planes brought down.

No bombs dropped, in any area by daylight. At night Luftwaffe raiders did some damage at few points on East Coast.

The Greek War, Greeks continued relentless drive towards Valona and reached coast north of Chimara, where they captured fortified positions. Fierce battle for Tepelini in progress.

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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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