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28th May 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that British submarines had sunk Italian liner Conte Rosso, bound for Libya, and torpedoed three tankers, one being certainly destroyed. Coastal Command bombed Kriegsmarine supply ship off Brest. At night Bomber Command raided targets in North West Germany.

In Africa, Cairo announced that British had Withdrawn from Halfaya Pass, Libya. Benghazi raided by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) Coastal shipping damaged. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) attacked enemy supply vessel taking refuge in Sfax harbour, Tunisia. Vichy Government lodged protest. Roundup of Italians proceeding in Abyssinia. Garrison at Debra Tabor surrounded.

Near East, Cairo stated that more airborne German troops had landed in Crete and made heavy attacks against Canea, compelling further withdrawal of British lines. The Wehrmacht claimed capture of Canea. New British units stated to have reached Crete. Italian troops landed in eastern Crete. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) attacked landing ground at German occupied island of Scarpanto.

In Iraq, British captured Khan Nuqta, halt way between Falluja and Baghdad.

Luftwaffe bombs fell at night at many widespread places on the coast. Two Luftwaffe day and two night raiders destroyed.

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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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