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1st January 1941

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Events On This Day

Twenty thousand incendiaries and load of high explosive bombs dropped on Bremen by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) During night raid lasting 35 hours. Ports of Flushing, Ostend and Brest were also attacked.

The war against Italy, Italian garrison of Bardia showed no sign of activity.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Bombed it during night and also raided aerodromes at Tmimi, Gazala and Derna.

During night the British Royal Air Force (RAF) Carried out heavy raid on shipping in Tripoli harbour, sinking motor vessel of 10,000 tons. Aircraft of the Southern Rhodesia Air Force (SRAF) squadron bombed enemy positions at Keru, east of Kassala.

Incendiary bombs fell at several points in Eastern England during night. Luftwaffe planes were also reported over Liverpool,. near a northern Midlands town and over London.

The Greek war, Italians constructing new fortified positions across central Albania to provide line of withdrawal should Valona. Tepeiini and Klisura fall. Fighting continued in deep snow in mountains around Skumbi valley, near Lake Ochrida.

Bombs fell on Eire during night, in various parts of eastern counties.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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