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20th January 1941

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Events On This Day

Greeks announced destruction of an enemy submarine.

The war against Italy, Cairo announced that on the Kassala front fortified positions about Sabderatr and Tessenei had been occupied by our troops.

It was announced from Nairobi that South African troops had captured prisoners and material in the El Yibo area on the Kenya Abyssinia front. Neghelli, Abyssinia, was successfully bombed by the South African Air Force during night of 19-20 January 1941. Tobruk was heavily raided by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) during night of 19-20 January 1941 in spite of intense antiaircraft fire, direct hits were registered on the military barracks and many bombs fell on a camp.

Little activity over Britain during day, though bombs were dropped in Norfolk, Kent, and the Home Counties, these caused only slight damage and no casualties. No night raids.

The Greek War, Enemy bomber formations made attacks on the Piraeus, but did no military damage.

During the night of 19-20 January 1941 the British Royal Air Force (RAF) Made heavy bombing attacks on Valona.

Adolf Hitler and Mussolini met supposedly at Berchtesgaden, and had thorough exchange of views on the situation.

R64 R-boat
Launched 20 January 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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