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20th June 1941

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The British Admiralty announced that a Kriegsmarine patrol vessel was destroyed off Den Helder. Portuguese freighter Ganda torpedoed and sunk off Casablanca by U-123. British bombers and fighters raided Northem France in daylight. Tenth successive night raid on Germany, Kiel being main target. Docks at Dunkirk and Boulogne also bombed.

Near East, Allied forces gained more ground near Damascus. Free French forces withstood strong Vichy counter-attacks. Australian troops reoccupied part of Merj Ayoun. Imperial aircraft attacked motor transport convoys and shipping at Beirut. Navy shelled enemy positions along coast.

Three Luftwaffe day raiders destroyed, one by HMS trawler Capstone.

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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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