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20th July 1941

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The British Admiralty announced that HMS drifters Devon County and HMS Lord St. Vincent had been sunk. Offensive cross-channel sweeps resumed. Enemy tanker set on fire. Sustained night attack on Cologne. Other targets in Rhineland and docks at Rotterdam were also bombed. Fighter Command attacked enemy aerodromes in France.

Russian Front, Fierce fighting in areas of Wehrmacht thrusts towards Leningrad, Moscow, and Kiev. The Wehrmacht claimed successes on Finnish and Bessarabian fronts.

In Africa, During night of 19-20 July 1941 British and Indian patrols at Tobruk carried out series of successful raids on enemy positions. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) made heavy night attacks on Benghazi and Tripoli.

In Mediterranean, Heavy bombers raided Naples on night of 20-21 July 1941, damaging harbour and railway sidings.

Mr. Brendan Bracken appointed Minister of Information in place of Mr. Duff Cooper, proceeding on mission to Far East.

German Minister to Bolivia expelled by Government following discovery of subversive activities centralised in German Legation.

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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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