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14th December 1940

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Events On This Day

It was reported that the British liner Western Prince was torpedoed in Atlantic, most passengers were saved.

Italian submarine Naiade sunk off North African coast by British destroyers.

Coastal Command aircraft attacked ports of Brest and Lorient.

The war against Italy, In Western Desert British advanced forces continued to press back enemy over Libyan frontier. Estimated that 26,000 prisoners have been taken, with guns, tanks and much equipment. Eight Italian divisions said to have been cut up. British naval forces continued operations along coast between Sidi Barrani and Bardia. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Continued to support Army by attacking aerodromes, fuel dumps, and motor transport and troops.

Fleet Air Arm attacked Tripoli during night of 13-14 December 1940. In Sudan harassing activities continued unabated.

Luftwaffe air activity slight during day. At night Thames Estuary town was attacked and many houses destroyed.

The Greek War, Operations continued successfully. Important heights, many prisoners and much equipment captured. Fierce battle raging in Tepelini area. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Twice raided Valona.

Marshal Pétain announced that M. Laval had left Government and his post as Foreign Minister was taken by M. Flandin.

R159 R-boat
Sunk 14 December 1940

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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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