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11th March 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that a British submarine had sunk heavily laden troopship in Mediterranean.

Single British Royal Air Force (RAF) aircraft bombed oil storage plant at Rotterdam and factory near Utrecht. At night attacks were made on naval bases at Kiel, docks at Bremerhaven and two aerodromes.

The war against Italy, Cairo reported that Imperial forces in Abyssinia had captured Afodu escarpment south-east of Kurmuke and were advancing towards Asosa.

On night of 10-11 March 1941 the British Royal Air Force (RAF) made heavy bombing raid on Tripoli, damaging harbour buildings and shipping. Other aircraft raided aerodromes in Tripolitamia.

Two bombing attacks on Rhodes during nights of 10-11 March 1941 and 11-12 March 1941. Large tires started at Maritza and Calato.

Enemy made night attack on Malta, causing some damage. Two raiders destroyed. Other aircraft reported to have attacked the British Royal Air Force (RAF) aerodromes at Port Said and Ismailia, but without causing damage.

Luftwaffe activity during day slight except in Kent coastal area. At night raids, were chiefly directed against south coast, a town in Midlands and a North West town. Few Luftwaffe raiders were also over Liverpool and in other areas.

Luftwaffe aircraft, shot down by fighters off South Coast.

Coastal Command destroyed two Heinkel He 111, one off the east coast of Scotland, the other off Danish coast off the Danish coast.

The Greek War, Athens reported that enemy continued his attempted attacks but all had been repulsed with considerable losses.

In Greek counter-attacks 450 prisoners taken. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombed troop movements and motor transport on Glava-Buzi road. Seven Italian fighters shot down.

In the Balkans, Attempt on life of Mr Rendel, former Minister in Sofia by explosion of two bombs in his hotel at Istanbul.

Lease and Lend Bill was passed, by United States House of Representatives, signed by President Roosevelt, and became law.

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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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