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19th August 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that HMS submarine Cachalot must be considered lost. Day attacks on shipping in Ostend harbour, railway yards at Hazebrouck, and shipping off Dutch coast. Night raids on Kiel and occupied aerodromes.

Russian Front, Moscow reported stubborn fighting along whole front, including Novgorod area. Kingisepp (Yamburg), 70 miles south-west of Leningrad, evacuated. Successful counter-attacks near Smolensk The Wehrmacht claimed to have occupied all country west of river Dnieper except Odessa and some bridgeheads.

In Africa, Tripoli harbour heavily bombed during night of 18-19 August 1941.

Few Luftwaffe bombs fell at night near East and Southeast coasts. One Luftwaffe raider destroyed.

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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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