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21st December 1940

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombed oil plants in the Ruhr and Rhineland. Other targets included factories, inland docks, railways and aerodromes. Other forces attacked docks and harbour works at Rotterdam, Flushing, Antwerp, Ostend and Calais.

The war against Italy, Enemy troops holding Bardia defences being harassed by artillery fire. British forces clearing areas to North West and West. Nine hundred more prisoners captured.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombed oil refinery at Porto Marghera, near Venice.

Slight enemy activity during day. At night raiders again attacked Liverpool and Merseyside, and there was much damage and many casualties. Bombs also fell in widely separated places in Britain

Three Luftwaffe aircraft destroyed.

German long-range guns shelled Dover.

The Greek War, Severe battles continued in all sectors. Greeks reported to have advanced beyond Chimara. Big battle still in progress in Tepelini Klisura area.

M26 Minesweeper
Commissioned 21 December 1940

M36 Minesweeper
Launched 21 December 1940

M204 Minesweeper
Launched 21 December 1940

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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