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17th January 1941

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Events On This Day

It was reported that two Italian troop carrying liners had been sunk in the Adriatic.

The British Coastal Command aircraft bombed and machine-gunned enemy shipping off Dutch coast, direct hits being secured on four ships. Despite bad weather, small-scale attacks were made on docks at Brest and Cherbourg and on two aerodromes in occupied France.

The war against Italy, War in Libya held up by violent sandstorm.

During day Luftwaffe air activity was very slight. Night raids centred on Swansea, where thousands of incendiaries were followed by high explosives. Several stores, a public building, school, church, cinema and houses were hit.

Luftwaffe bomber shot down into sea off north of Scotland.

Go To: 18th January


Mr Churchill visited Swansea

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