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18th January 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that the trawlers HMS Chestnut and HMS Desiree had been sunk.

The war against Italy, the British Royal Air Force (RAF) Raided Tobruk during night of ,17-18 January 1941. Large transport yard at Assab was bombed and several direct hits registered. Bombs fell, on military buildings at Hargeisa, Somaliland. Asmara again raided during night of 17-18 January 1941.

Ten Junkers Ju 87 dive-bombers brought down by British fighters and antiaircraft fire during Luftwaffe raids on Malta.

During the day five bombs were dropped on outskirts of London. Luftwaffe aircraft machine-gunned a train in East Anglia and , several passengers were hurt. No night raids.

Long-range shelling from both sides of Straits of Dover.

The Greek War, Greek forces occupied strong enemy positions, capturing 1,000 prisoners, including many officers

Marshal Pétain and Laval had a meeting of reconciliation.

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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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