Wehrmacht History 1935 to 1945


Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links

14th December 1940

WWII Timeline

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

Go To: 15th December


Leave a Comment




CAPTCHA Image Audio Version Refresh


The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

For a complete list of sources
WWII News articles from around the world

Sponsored Links

WWII Timeline
World War Two Timeline, detailing every event, day by day from 1935 through to 1945.
WWII Timeline

Support This Site
There are many ways to help support this site if you would like more information
Click Here

Join Our Newsletter
To receive the latest news on Book Reviews, Movies and site updates join my free Newsletter

Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links

Bookmark & Share
Please bookmark this site and tell your friends!
Bookmark and Share

This website is NOT meant to promote Nazism, the politics of Adolf Hitler, or any other political ideology. It deals with the subject of German military during a particular period of history nothing else.

©Wehrmacht History

Reliable Web Hosting