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7th December 1940

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Events On This Day

The British disclosed that HMS Kelly flotilla leader, was torpedoed in May off German North Sea coast by an E-boat, but is now back in service.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Bombers carried out sustained attack on targets in Dusseldorf area. Other objectives bombed included Antwerp, Dunkirk, Calais, Boulogne, several aerodromes, and naval shipyards and docks at Lorient and Brest.

The war against Italy, Attack made on shipping off southern Albanian coast by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) Bombers. Durazzo and Yalona were heavily bombed. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Bombers made successful raid on Castel Benito, near Tripoli.

Luftwaffe air activity was on reduced scale. No raids were made at night.

Two Luftwaffe bombers shot down.

The Greek War, Italians retreating along coast north of Santi Quaranta. Beyond Premeti Greeks pushing Italians on towards Klisura and Tepelini. On Northern front Greeks continued advance towards key towns of Elbasan and Berat.

It was announced that President Roosevelt had pledged American aid for Greece.

General Cesare de Vecchi, Governor of Dodecanese Islands, was dismissed and succeeded by General Ettore Bastico.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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