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12th January 1941

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Events On This Day

During small hours British fighter patrols attacked from low level troops in trenches near French coast.

During night Bomber Command attacked oil targets in Germany, Belgium and Italy, including refineries at Regensburg, on the Danube, and Porto Marghera, near Venice. Docks at in Brest, Le Havre and Lorient were again bombed.

The war against Italy, Preparatory activities in Tobruk area still proceeding.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Raided aerodromes at Berea and Benina.

During night the British Royal Air Force (RAF) Made series of attacks on aerodrome at Catania,. Sicily, causing severe damage.

On Sudan frontier British troops reported to have made successful raids on Italian positions about Metemma. In Italian East Africa night raids were made on aerodromes at Asmara, Barentu, and Agordat, and on Caproni workshops at Mai Adaga.

No air activity he newer during day. After dark bombs fell in London and at several places near Thames Estuary.

The Greek war, Athens reported limited mopping-up operations. Greeks occupied positions of cardinal importance North West of Klisura. In coastal sector they continued to advance and occupy new positions.

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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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