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12th December 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that an Italian cruiser was badly damaged and probably sunk by British submarine in the Central Mediterranean.

Russian Front. Further striking successes reported from Moscow. The Wehrmacht abandoned much material in their retreat. 400 towns and villages said to have been retaken by Soviet troops in a weeks fighting.

In Africa. Swifter progress in Libya, where Gazala was surrounded.

Far East. Japans battleship badly damaged off the Luzon coast. Japanese gained three footholds on Luzon, but were heavily engaged. Garrisons at Wake and Midway Islands continued to resist invaders.

In Malaya. Fierce fighting reported in Kedah area on the Thai frontier.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). More than 100 aircraft hit targets at Clark Field, Batangas, and Olongapo. No hits are scored by the single B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers that is sent against transports at Vigan.

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