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1st December 1941

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Events On This Day

A surface force under Capt. Agnew in HMS Aurora sank two Italian supply ships and the escorting destroyer Alvise da Mosto in the Mediterranean. Hudson aircraft of Coastal Command made night raid on docks at Kristiansund, Norway.

Russian Front, Russians continued their advance in the Rostov sector. Moscow thrusts held. The Wehrmacht claimed capture of Balaclava, in Crimea.

In Africa, Hard fighting still going on at Sidi Rezegh. Forces of 15. Panzer-Division succeeded in getting through to the West before British closed gap between Tobruk and Sidi Rezegh. Italian Ariete Armoured Division suffered heavy losses.

Luftwaffe bombs dropped on South West Coast town after dark. One Luftwaffe raider destroyed HMS Mendip shot down a Heinkel He 111 off East Coast.

State of Emergency proclaimed in Singapore and the Federated Malay States.

Pétain and Darlan had a secret meeting with Hermann Göring at St. Florentin-Vergigny, 80 miles Southeast off Paris.

T25 Torpedo boat
Launched 1 December 1941

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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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