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2nd December 1941

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Events On This Day

Powerful units of British Eastern. Fleet arrived at Singapore. Australian Government announced loss of HMAS Sydney after she had sunk the German armed merchantmen Steiermark.

Russian Front, Rostov pursuit of the Wehrmacht continued. Soviet troops sweeping Southwest from Voroshilovgrad drove Italian and Hungarian troops towards Saalino, 100 miles North West of Rostov.

In Africa, Erwin Rommel succeeded in breaking through the Tobruk corridor and linking up his 15. Panzer-Division and 21. Panzer-Division. Erwin Rommel Afrika Corps recaptured Sidi Rezegh and Bir el Hamid. Command Headquarters at Nairobi announced that enemy prisoners taken at Gondar numbered 11,500 Italian and 12,000 native troops. The attacking force numbered less than half the enemy.

Luftwaffe, activity at night over South West England. Two Luftwaffe raiders destroyed. Mr. Churchill described Governments new manpower policy in the House of Commons.

Italian official Stefani agency reported a vast conspiracy against the State.

Three Axis divisions reported engaged against Serbian forces in Western Moravia.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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