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2nd April 1941

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The British Admiralty announced that Italian destroyer of Pantera class, attempting to escape from Massawa, had been sunk by naval aircraft. Kriegsmarine merchant ship, Bertram Rickmers, which had left Massawa, was intercepted by the HMS Kandahar. The British submarine in Mediterranean reported having sunk Italian U-boat and tanker. The paddle minesweeper HMS Lorna Doone, attacked by three Domier Do 17, shot down one and damaged another.

During patrols off Dutch coast, Blenheim bomber scored four hits on armed merchant ship, leaving her sinking. Bomber and Coastal Command aircraft attacked enemy patrol vessels and aerodromes at Haamstede, Maupertuis and Caen.

The war against Italy, Cairo reported that in Libya operations Northeast of Mersa Brega were continuing and our advanced elements were withdrawing.

In Eritrea enemy retreating from Asmara in south and South easterly direction. Operations in Abyssinia developing successfully.

Bombs fell during day at place in East Anglia and village on northeast coast of Scotland. One Luftwaffe aircraft , destroyed.

The Greek War, Athens reported that enemy attempted to regain redoubt captured on Monday, but were repulsed with loss. Three out of four Italian bombers attempting to raid Volos destroyed by the British Royal Air Force (RAF)

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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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