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1st July 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty reported that the HMS corvette Pintail had been sunk. Day attacks by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) on Oldenburg, Borkurn and Northern France. Night raids on Brest, Cherbourg and many aerodromes.

Russian Front, In the far north Wehrmacht and Finnish forces advance continued against strong resistance. Artillery duel at Hango, South Finland. Riga reported to have fallen. In southern Poland The Wehrmacht announced capture of Luck. Russians claimed to have stopped the Wehrmacht advance near Rovno.

In Africa, Night attacks by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) on Benghazi, Gazala and Tripoli.

Near East, Imperial aircraft attacked Rayak and other aerodromes and military objectives in Syria, including Beirut harbour.

General Wavell, General Officer Commander-In-Chief of the Middle East, exchanged posts with General Auchinleck, Commander-In-Chief India.

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The Second Great War.
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2194 Days Of War.
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