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18th August 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that HMS minesweeper No. 39 had been sunk. Day attack on Lille. Three Kriegsmarine patrol vessels sunk off Dutch coast. Night attacks on Cologne and Duisburg. Other forces bombed Dunkirk docks and enemy airfields

Russian Front, Russian forces in \Western Ukraine continued to retreat in good order across river Dnieper. The Wehrmacht believed to have renewed offensive against Leningrad.

In Africa, Benghazi and Tripoli heavily raided on night of 17-18 August 1941. In Wolchefit, Debarech and Gondar areas of Abyssinia aircraft of the British Royal Air Force (RAF) and South African Air Force (SAAF) continuously attacked enemy positions.

In the Mediterranean, Attempt by large force of Luftwaffe fighters to attack shipping off Egyptian coast beaten off by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) During night of 17-18 August 1941 Fleet Air Arm attacked enemy convoy one vessel sunk, tanker fired, second freighter hit and later set on fire.

Small-scale Luftwaffe night raids on east coast of England and Scotland.

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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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