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17th December 1940

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The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Bombers again attacked industrial targets at Mannheim. Other aircraft bombed ports and aerodromes on Channel coasts.

The war against Italy, New British forces reached Bardia sector, where severe fighting was reported. Prisoners now number 40,000. Reconnaissance flights showed enemy retreating towards Derna.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Fighters machine-gunned retiring troops between Bardia and Tobruk. Derna raided during night. Heavy night raid on Benina aerodrome, 18 aircraft being destroyed. Assab bombed both by night and day. Reported that offensive patrolling had recommenced on considerable scale in Northern frontier district of Kenya. Enemy raided Port Sudan, causing some damage.

During daylight Luftwaffe air activity was very slight. No night raids. One Luftwaffe bomber shot down by fighters.

The Greek War, Klisura defile being bombarded from all sides. Fires seen at Klisura caused by blowing up of ammunition dumps. Advance made north of Premeti. In coastal sector Greeks continue to force enemy to abandon positions.

By request of German Ambassador Abetz, Laval was released from confinement to which he was sent after dismissal.

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