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14th April 1941

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Events On This Day

Day attacks on Kriegsmarine shipping off Dutch coast and many targets inland. Heavy night raid on Brest.

The war against Italy, The Wehrmacht's attack on Tobruk completely repulsed. Reported that the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) had withdrawn to Mersa Matruh. The Wehrmacht forces claimed capture of Sollum and Fort Capuzzo. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) shot down 22 Luftwaffe aircraft near Tobruk. Heavy night raid on Tripoli, and on aerodromes at Derna, El Adem and Menastir. Retreating Italian army hemmed in North West of Addis Ababa.

During the day Luftwaffe bombs fell in various districts. Sharp Luftwaffe evening raid on two northeast coast towns. Two Luftwaffe aircraft destroyed, one by naval trawler.

In the Balkans, Fleet Air Arm destroyed two large ships in Valona harbour. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombed bridge over River, Vardar at Veles. Motor transport on Veles-Prilep road attacked. Yugoslav counter-attacks at Topola and Barberin, in Morava Valley. Italians claimed recapture of Koritza. Athens suffered first daylight raid. Preveza and Yannina also bombed.

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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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