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17th February 1941

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Events On This Day

The war against Italy, Cairo reported situation unchanged in Libya and Eritrea. In Italian Somaliland enemy now driven back to line of Juba river.

During the day few bombs fell in East and Southeast England and north of Scotland. At night incendiaries and high explosives caused casualties and damage in London and an East Anglian town. London shelter received direct hit.

Two Luftwaffe's bombers destroyed off Norfolk coast by British fighters, and another damaged. At night three were shot down, one by a fighter, the others by antiaircraft fire.

The Greek War, Athens reported successful local attacks in which enemy were driven back at several points.

Turkey and Bulgaria issued joint statement reaffirming policy of nonaggression.

M254 Minesweeper
Launched 17 February 1941

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