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16th July 1941

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Events On This Day

Great daylight raid on docks at Rotterdam, when 17 ships, totalling about 100,000 tons, were put out of action. Night raids on Hamburg and other objectives in north-west Germany. Boulogne docks bombed.

Russian Front, Heavy fighting continued in Pskov, Smoiensk, Bobruisk and Novgorod-Volynsk sectors. Russian air force again attacked oil centre at Ploesti. The Wehrmacht claimed to have flanked Lake Peipus and to be 30 miles from Leningrad, also that they have captured Kishinev, capital of Bessarabia.

In Africa, Pressure increasing on enemy forces holding Wolshefit Pass, near Goudar. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) attacked convoy off Tripolitanian coast; one ship sunk, another damaged.

In Japan, Political crisis, Cabinet resigned.

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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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