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6th December 1940

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) heavily bombed aerodromes in France and Low Countries. Channel ports of Dunkirk, Calais and Boulogne were also attacked.

Very little daylight activity. During night a South Western town was heavily attacked, damage being done to a hospital, numerous buildings and roads. Luftwaffe planes were also over London, Midlands and Wales.

The Greek War, Greeks occupied Santi Quaranta and entered outskirts of Argyrokastro. Further Greek advance made west of Premeti towards Klisura. In north Greek forces said to be advancing along river valleys to Elbasan and Berat. Another British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombing attack made on Valona.

Resignation of Marshal Badoglio was announced. He was succeeded by General Ugo Cavallero.

R61 R-boat
Launched 6 December 1940

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