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23rd January 1941

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The war against Italy, British troops reached coast near Derna, and Mekili, 50 miles inland.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Bombers attacked Apollonia, Derna and Maraua. During the night of 23-24 January 1941 aerodrome of Maritza, Rhodes, was raided.

In Eritrea British troops were in contact with Italian forces withdrawn from Kassala area and holding defensive positions covering Biscia and Barentu.

In Abyssinia pressure on enemy east of Metemma was maintained.

South African Air Force successfully bombed Sciasciamanna, 120 miles south of Addis Ababa, destroying four enemy aircraft and damaging others.

Slight daylight Luftwaffe activity. Bombs fell at three places on coast of East Anglia. No night raids.

The Greek War, Athens reported successful local operations. Capture of 250 prisoners and much war material.

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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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