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.
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
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. Go To: 24th
Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
by Sir John Hamilton
2194 Days Of War.
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