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18th May 1941

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Events On This Day

Heavy bombing attacks made on Kiel, Emden and Cherbourg

In Africa, Duke of Aosta accepted British terms of surrender. British aircraft damaged convoy of enemy tanks between Capuzzo and Halfaya. Three Junkers Ju 87 dive bomber shot down over Tobruk. Heavy night raid on Benghazi.

Near East, The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombed Syrian aerodromes, including Palmyra, Damascus and Rayak. Heavy night raids on German occupied aerodromes in Greece.

In Iraq, Garrison at Habbaniyah reinforced. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) raided Rashid aerodrome.

Slight Luftwaffe activity round coastal regions. During the night bombs fell at two points in South West. One Luftwaffe day and two night raiders destroyed.

Duke of Spoleto designated King of Croatia by King of Italy.

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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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