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19th March 1941

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Events On This Day

Fierce night attack on Cologne. Oil storage tanks at Rotterdam and three Dutch aerodromes bombed, Lorient U-boat base raided.

The war against Italy, British steadily advancing on Keren (Eritrea). Patrols in contact with enemy near Marrla Pass, 8 miles from jijiga (Abyssinia).

Slight Luftwaffe day activity, but no bombs dropped. Two Luftwaffe day raiders destroyed. London heavily raided at night.

The Greek War, Italians attacked with tanks but were again repulsed.

Government introduced Bill to make civil defence compulsory.

R68 R-boat
Launched 19 March 1941

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Sources

The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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