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24th January 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that the submarine HMS Parthian had sunk the Italian supply ship south of Italy.

The war against Italy, British troops in Libya continuing advance westwards.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Heavily raided Italian bases in Sicily.

In Eritrea Italians evacuated Keru and Aicota and were still in retreat. Stated that Haile Selassieihad arrived in Abyssinia from Khartoum to place himself at head of patriot army.

Very little Luftwaffe activity in daylight. No night raids.

The Greek War, Athens announced capture of new enemy positions and 200 prisoners.

In Rumania General Antonescu succeeded in quelling Iron Guard revolt in Bucharest.

Lord Halifax was personally. Welcomed by President Roosevelt on arrival in USA, having crossed the Atlantic in battleship HMS King George V.

Marshal Pétain appointed advisory Council of nearly 200 members.

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The Prime Minister and Lord Halifax watch HMS King George V being commissioned

THE PRIME MINISTER AND LORD HALIFAX stood watching with interest the great new British battleship King George V in the dim light of a January day as they approached her in a tender at a northern port. The King George V is the first of five ships of her class to be commissioned. These 35,000 ton ships represent the latest practice in naval architecture.
Photo, British Official Crown Copyright

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

2194 Days Of War.
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