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25th December 1940

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Kriegsmarine warship attacked British convoy in North Atlantic. One ship hit and slightly damaged. Escorting force pursued Kriegsmarine raider and engaged it at long range. The HMS Berwick sustained slight damage. During pursuit Kriegsmarine steamer Baden was intercepted and set herself on fire.

The war against Italy, British reinforcements continued to mass round Bardia. Enemy air attacks were ineffective.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Made numerous reconnaissance and patrol flights, one being over Naples, where an Italian bomber was shot down.

No raids made over Britain. Luftwaffe aircraft shot down in Orkneys.

The Greek war, Greeks launched vigorous attack north of Pogradets in direction of Lin. Greek pressure very strong in valley of River Devoli. Italians organising defences on heights protecting; port of Valona. Italian aircraft bombed town of Corfu.

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The Second Great War.
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The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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