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23rd February 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced the sinking of at least seven Kriegsmarine supply ships by the Royal Navy's submarines in Mediterranean. The trawler HMS Ormonde reported sunk.

The war against Italy, Cairo reported that British troops, reinforced by Free French forces, were advancing in Eritrea along Red Sea coast.

In Abyssinia, Shogali had been occupied by British and Patriot units. Enemy counter-attacks repulsed. Following capture of Margherita and important post of Jelib, lt.

Somaliland, advance east of River Juba was progressing.

South African aircraft destroyed eight enemy planes on landing ground at Makale, Eritrea. Targets at Neghelli, Abyssinia, were bombed. In Brava area, Italian Somaliland, six motor transports were destroyed.

Slight Luftwaffe activity during day, mainly off east and Southeast coasts. At night high explosive and incendiary bombs damaged a Northeast England town. Luftwaffe raiders were also over Home Counties, a London district, Southeastern area and East coast.

The Greek War, the British Royal Air Force (RAF) supported Greek Army operations by raiding Dukaj.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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