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1st March 1941

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Events On This Day

Fighter Command destroyed three Luftwaffe fighters during the offensive sweep over Northern France. Luftwaffe bomber shot down in Channel. Bomber Command made heavy night attack on Cologne, and on docks, railway targets and oil installations in the Ruhr, Rotterdam and Boulogne. The war against Italy, Kufra, South. Libyan oasis, surrendered to Free French Forces.

In Eritrea British captured important pass covering approach to Keren. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombed targets at Valona and Berat. One fighter pilot shot down three enemy machines.

Night raiders attacked a town on East Coast. Considerable Luftwaffe activity over other parts of the country. Luftwaffe night bomber shot down off Scottish coast.

In the Balkans, Bulgaria signed Tripartite Pact at Vienna. Wehrmacht troops marched into Sofia and occupied Black Sea port of Varna.

Mr. John G. Winant, new United States Ambassador to Britain, arrived in England.

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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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