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2nd March 1941

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Events On This Day

Aircraft of Coastal Command bombed aerodromes at Borkum and Haamstede and port of Harlingen,.

Kriegsmarine convoy in North Sea was attacked and one vessel torpedoed amidships.

Aircraft of Bomber Command raided seaplane base at List and enemy shipping off Dutch Islands. At night Brest was heavily bombed, particularly dock Where cruiser of Hipper class was berthed. Other aircraft attacked enemy aerodromes.

The war against Italy, Cairo stated that Gojjam Patriot forces had inflicted losses on Italian garrison of Burye, Abyssinia. Enemy positions in and around Keren attacked by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) and South African Air Force (SAAF). Village of Abruzzi, 80 miles north of Mogadishu, was occupied.

Slight Luftwaffe activity by day. Bombs fell on north Scottish coastal town and at a place in East Anglia. Luftwaffe bomber shot down off east coast. At night short but sharp raid made on small South West town.

The Greek War, The British Royal Air Force (RAF) heavily bombed aerodrome at Berat.

In the Balkans, Mr. Eden and Sir John Dill arrived in Athens for military talks.

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PERA PALACE HOTEL

PERA PALACE HOTEL, Istanbul, where bombs exploded in the baggage of Mr. George Rendel, the British Minister recalled from Sofia, on the night of 2 March 1941, is a. substantial modern structure, yet the force of the explosion was so great as to rock the whole building.
Photo, E.N.A.

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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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