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23rd November 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced torpedoing in the Mediterranean of an enemy cruiser and a destroyer by a submarine and the torpedoing of another cruiser by a naval plane. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) carried out offensive sweep over North France. Night attack on docks at Lorient, Brest and Dunkirk.

Russian Front, Russians reported to have evacuated main forces from Rostov after inflicting heavy casualties on the Wehrmacht. Fierce fighting at Kalinin and Volokolamsk.

In Africa, General Erwin Rommel forces split into four main groups. Bardia entered by New Zealanders. Another New Zealanders force captured Sidi Aziz. Indian troops captured Sidi Omar Nuovo. 15,000 prisoners captured since battle began.

Two Luftwaffe raiders destroyed at night.

General Odic, Chief of Staff of French Air Force after the armistice and later Commander of French Air Force in North Africa, rallied to General de Gaulle.

Small British raiding party landed at night on coast of Normandy. All returned.

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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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