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29th January 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Made night attacks on Wilhelmshaven and elsewhere in Germany.

The war against Italy, Pressure on enemy forces in Derna area increasing. Operations in Agordat-Barentu sector developing. Enemy in retreat from Umm Hagar and being closely pursued. Vigorous patrol activity across frontier on Italian Somaliland.

Three bombs dropped in Thames Estuary district in daylight. In early evening bombs fell on a town in the Northeast and on one in the west. Luftwaffe night raiders attacked London first time for l0 nights. Flares and fire bombs were dropped, but were quickly put out. High explosives also fell. Scores of incendiaries showered over an East Anglian district, and heavy bombs on a Southeast town and one in Thames Estuary.

The Greek War, Athens reported that during last 24 hours Italians continued desperate efforts to initiate offensive, but all attacks were repulsed with heavy enemy losses.

General Metaxas, Prime Minister of Greece, died. M. Alexander Korizis, Governor of National Bank of Greece, was appointed his successor.

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The Second Great War.
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2194 Days Of War.
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