The British destroyer HMS Exmoor, escorting convoy in North Sea, was sunk during
an attack by Kriegsmarine E-boats
The British Royal Air Force (RAF) made offensive sweep over Channel by day
and shipping off French coast was also attacked. Three Luftwaffe fighters destroyed.
Submarine depot at Flushing bombed.
At night Bomber Command attacked
industrial targets in the Ruhr and aerodromes in occupied France. Separate raids
made on ports of Boulogne, Dunkirk and Calais.
The war against Italy,
Cairo reported further advance south of Cubcub, Eritrea. South African Air Force,
bombed targets at Nefasit, east of Asmara. Advanced elements of East and West
African troops captured Mogadishu.
Nairobi announced that Abyssinian
irregulars had captured both British and Italian Moyale and area had been occupied
by South African troops.
During night of 24
February 1941, the British Royal Air Force (RAF) raided Tripoli, heavily damaging
power station, Castellorizo, small Italian island with seaplane base in eastern
Mediterranean, occupied by British forces.
shot down off Malta.
No Luftwaffe daylight raids. At night
incendiaries and high explosives fell over a Southeast coast town and a Northeast
town. Luftwaffe night bomber shot down in East Anglia.
In the Balkans
Mr. Eden and General Sir John Dill arrived in Ankara for military talks.
Commissioned 25 February 1941 Friedrich
Takes command of the Battleship Tirpitz
on 25 February 1941 to 24
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Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
by Sir John Hamilton
2194 Days Of War.
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