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26th May 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that torpedo bombers of Ark Royal scored successive hits on German battleship Bismarck. Pursuit continued.

In Africa, Cairo announced that as result of recent fighting in Soddu area, Italians had lost four divisions.

Near East, Fresh German airborne reinforcements arrived at Maleme and strongly attacked British troops west of Canea, causing their withdrawal to new positions. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) renewed attacks on troop carriers, beaches and aerodromes.

In Iraq, Lawful Regent, Emir Abdul Hah, now back in Iraq. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombed aerodromes at Mosul.

Luftwaffe attacks Dover balloon barrage. East Anglian coast town bombed. Luftwaffe fighter shot down in Channel.

Adolf Hitler orders the development Tiger Ausf. E

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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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