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21st February 1941

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The British Royal Air Force (RAF) made night raids on Wilhelmshaven, industrial targets in the Western Ruhr and many aerodromes in France and Holland.

The war against Italy, Announced that British troops had forced River Juba north of original crossing. Operations from both bridgeheads developing. It was reported that King's African Rifles had seized islands near Kismayu.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombed aerodromes at Catania and Comiso, Sicily on night of 20-21 February 1941.

Slight Luftwaffe activity during day, mainly over eastern England and east Scotland. At night third successive attack made on Swansea, considerable damage being done. Heinkel He 111 shot down by antiaircraft fire at night near Bristol.

The Greek War, Athens reported that strong enemy positions had been occupied and 200 prisoners and much material captured. Greeks shot down five enemy aircraft and the British Royal Air Force (RAF) destroyed seven. Bombing raids made by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) on Berat and Tepelini.

In the Balkans Wehrmacht troops massing on Rumanian-Bulgarian frontier, advance units said to have crossed Danube.

Lord Harlech appointed High Commissioner to Union of South Africa for duration of war.

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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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