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23rd April 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that the armed merchant cruiser Rajputaua had been sunk by torpedo. Daylight attacks on targets in North West Germany and shipping oft Dutch coast. At night heavy bombs on sea raiders in Brest docks. Le Havre attacked.

The war against Italy, The British Royal Air Force (RAF) attacked Derna and other targets. Eight Luftwaffe aircraft destroyed over Tohruk. Heavy raids on Benghazi and Tripoli during night of 22-23 April 1941, and on aerodrome at Calato (Rhodes). Reported that Italians defending Dessie had been routed. Maji, near Sudan border, occupied.

Luftwaffe daylight activity mainly near East Coast. Luftwaffe night bombers again attacked Plymouth. Two Luftwaffe raiders destroyed.

In the Balkans, Empire Forces consolidating new defensive positions at Thermopylae.

It was announced that King of the Hellenes and Government had gone to Crete.

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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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