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12th March 1941

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Events On This Day

Heaviest raid of war on Germany when the British Royal Air Force (RAF) made a night attack on Berlin, Hamburg and Bremen. Schiphol aerodrome also raided, and single aircraft attacked targets in North West Germany and Low Countries. Large fires started at Boulogne.

The war against Italy, Cairo reported that on 10 March 1941 British troops in Somaliland occupied Dagga Bur, 600 miles north of Mogadishu. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) carried out heavy night raid on Rhodes. Tripoli was also attacked.

During the day few bombs fell in Kent. At night Luftwaffe made large scale raid on Merseyside, but achieved little. Luftwaffe raiders were also reported from many other widely separated parts of England, Wales and Scotland. Nine Luftwaffe night bombers destroyed.

The Greek War, Heavy fighting reported, in Albania. Since early morning on 11 March 1941 Italians had launched six successive attacks at various points. All were repulsed. Fifteen Italian aircraft shot down and others severely damaged by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) fighters in Tepelini-Klisura area. At night Valona aerodrome and Saseno. Island were attacked.

In the Balkans, one million men called to colours in Yugoslavia.

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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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