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19th February 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Coastal Command aircraft attacked enemy naval bases at Brest and docks at Calais.

The war against Italy, Cairo stated that Patriot situation in Gojjam, Abyssinia, was developing satisfactorily. Enjabara had been captured, and post of Piccolo Abbai occupied.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) carried out repeated attacks supporting Army offensive in East Africa.

South African Air Force very active over Italian Somaliland. Attacks made on Bardera, positions North of Jelib, targets at Iscia Baidoa and Dinsor. Enemy aircraft again raided Benghazi. One destroyed and one damaged.

Luftwaffe raiders dropped bombs at two places on Northeast coast of Scotland, near East Anglian coast and over York and Lincolnshire. Three Nights Blitz over Swansea, South Wales, Over these 3 nights of intensive bombing, which last a total of 13 hours and 48 minutes, Swansea's town centre is almost completely obliterated by the high explosive bombs used by the Luftwaffe. A total of 397 casualties and 230 deaths are reported. London also raided, and bombs fell in southern England and in east Scotland. During air fight in snowstorm over Straits of Dover two Spitfires came down inflames, both pilots baling out.

The Greek War, Athens reported that further strong positions had been won, 300 prisoners captured and more material taken. Greek, Air Force made bombing attacks on battlefields.

It was announced that British defences in Far East had been strengthened by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) reinforcements and landing of Australians at Singapore.

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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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