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23rd November 1940

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Events On This Day

Large force of bombers attacked objectives at Turin, including the Royal Arsenal and Fiat Works.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Bombed goods yards and railway stations in Berlin and Leipzig; inland port of Duisburg-Ruhrort, canal wharves at Cologne, railway sidings at Dortmund, oil targets at Wanne Eickel and Dortmund, Krupps works at Essen, several aerodromes.

Coastal Command aircraft raided marine bases in northern and western France. 4 Spitfire squadron routed twenty Italian fighters in Straits of Dover, shooting down seven without loss to itself.

The war against Italy, the British Royal Air Force (RAF) Attacked group of Italian aerodromes in desert and on coast around Tobruk.

Luftwaffe aircraft made three daylight raids over Southeast England. One small formation penetrated to London and bombs fell in a southern suburb and in a town on Thames Estuary.

At night Southampton had its worst raid of the war, many buildings demolished or damaged, and casualties heavy. Another South coast town was also bombed.

Eleven Luftwaffe machines shot down, seven being Italian.

The Greek War, Greek advance continued along whole front. Italians retreating towards Valona, abandoning vast quantities of equipment. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Bombed Elbasan, Albania.

The Rumanian dictator, General Antonescu, and Dr. Tuka, Slovak Premier, signed protocols in Berlin by which their countries join the Axis.

M253 Minesweeper
Launched 23 November 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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