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4th December 1940

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Made sustained attack on targets in Dusseldorf area, Other objectives included ports of Antwerp and Calais, several aerodromes and antiaircraft gun positions. Luftwaffe bomber shot down over Dutch coast.

The war against Italy, the British Royal Air Force (RAF) Bombers heavily damaged Italian destroyer off Santi Quaranta. Greek Navy later captured it. Other forces bombed selected targets at Turin, including the Royal Arsenal.

Bombs dropped during day over Dover. Two raids on East Anglian town. Midlands were again attacked at night, bombs being dropped in a number of districts. London and Home Counties were also raided.

The Greek War, Greek patrols entered outskirts of Santi Quaranta. Italians evacuating Argyrokastro and Premeti. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Shot down eight enemy aircraft and severely damaged seven others. Italian troops retreating in Tepelini-Klisura area were successfully attacked by British bombers and fighters.

First Free French Cross of Liberation awarded posthumously to Colonial civil servant in French West Africa.

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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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