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19th April 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) successfully attacked enemy shipping off Dutch coast. Brest bombed.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) made heavy attacks on enemy troops and material in Cyrenaica and Tripolitania, Benghazi and Tripoli raided during night of 18-19 April 1941, and on 19-20 April 1941 Derna, Benghazi and Gazala.

London suffered heavy Luftwaffe night attack, casualties and damage being severe. Two Luftwaffe raiders destroyed.

Over 300,000 women of 1920 class registered for service under the Employment Order.

In the Balkans, Greek and Imperial troops continued planned withdrawal, covered by rearguard action. Despite enormous losses, The Wehrmacht pushed up reinforcements. Athens stated that in Kalabaka area Wehrmacht failed to force passes.

It was announced in London that Imperial forces have arrived in Basra to open up lines of communication through Iraq.

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Registration Of Women

REGISTRATION OF WOMEN for war service began on Saturday, 19 April 1941. Above are some of those born in 1920 waiting to register at a Westminster Labour Exchange. Over 300,000 women registered, and some of them were married on that morning and went on to the exchange to register. A large number of young women in later categories did not wait to be called up but enlisted in one of the uniformed services, the W.R.N.S., the A.T.S. and the W.A.A.F., during the weekend.
Photo. Central Press

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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