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1st May 1941

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Day attacks on submarine base at Den Helder, oil tanks at Vlaardingen and shipping off Dutch coast.

The war against Italy, Commander-In-Chief of the Mediterranean announced that naval units had bombarded troops and supplies at El Gazala, Libya. Wehrmacht forces continued to attack outer defences of Tobruk. British counter-attacked, supported by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) and destroyed two panzer tanks. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombed Benghazi, aerodrome at Benina, transport at Acroma in Abyssinia British occupied Bahrbar and Debub. Heavy British Royal Air Force (RAF) attack on enemy positions at Amba Alagi, Alomata and fort in Falaga Pass.

Small-scale Luftwaffe daylight activity; bombs fell at one point on South Coast. At night Luftwaffe raiders were over Merseyside and other areas. One Luftwaffe aircraft shot down.

In Iraq, More British troops reported to have landed in Basra.

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The Second Great War.
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2194 Days Of War.
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