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27th May 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announces that the German battleship Bismarck sunk by naval torpedoes after pursuit of 1,750 miles. Admiralty announced loss off Crete of cruisers HMS Gloucester and HMS Fiji, and destroyers HMS Juno, HMS Greyhound, HMS Kelly and HMS Kashmir. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) made successful raid on Lannion aerodrome, Brittany. Enemy coastal shipping attacked. Night raids on Cologne and on aerodrome near Caen.

In Africa, Cairo announced enemy advance in Sollurn area. At night our troops in Tobruk made small advance.

Near East, Severe fighting continued in Crete heavy attacks made on British forces in Canea area. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) heavily raided Maleme. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombed aerodrome at Aleppo,

Single Luftwaffe aircraft dropped bombs on a town in East Scotland. Luftwaffe raider destroyed off Cornish coast.

Roosevelt broadcast announcement of proclamation of unlimited national emergency.

Bismarck Battleship
Scuttled on 27 May 1941

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Bismarck Battleship

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