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11th February 1941

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Events On This Day

British warships bombarded port of Ostend in early hours, causing much damage and many destructive fires.

Fighter Command aircraft made offensive sweep over Northern France. Aircraft of Bomber and Coastal Commands made night attacks on targets in North West Germany, Holland, Norway and Denmark, including seaplane base at Thisted, Jutland.

The war against Italy, Operations on all African fronts proceeding satisfactorily.

In East Africa, the British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombed aerodrome at Addis Ababa and raided Keren-Asmara area. King's African Rifles took Afmadu, 100 miles inside Italian Somaliland.

During nights of 10-11 February 1941 and 11-12 February 1941 the British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers heavily attacked aerodromes on island of Rhodes. Five-hour raid on aerodromes at Comiso and Catania (Sicily) during night of 11-12 February 1941.

Luftwaffe aircraft reported over East Midlands and East Anglia. At night few bombs fell in East and Southeast England.

The Greek War, Athens reported successful local operations and more planes shot down.

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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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