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1st April 1941

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The British Royal Air Force (RAF) attacked Kriegsmarine shipping and coastal gun emplacements in course of patrols of French and Dutch coasts. Kriegsmarine merchant vessel torpedoed off Denmark.

The war against Italy, Asmara, capital, of Eritrea, surrendered. Cairo reported that penetration into southern Abyssinia was enlarging particularly north of Lake Rudolf. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombed aerodromes in Tripolitania.

Bombs dropped by single Luftwaffe aircraft at points near south and east coasts. Luftwaffe raiders attempted number of small attacks on aerodromes Most were ineffective but at one station there were casualties and some damage done to buildings. Five Luftwaffe bombers destroyed. German aircraft crashed in Eire.

M255 Minesweeper
Launched 1 April 1941

M362 Minesweeper
Launched 1 April 1941

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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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