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2nd May 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombed Hamburg, Emden and oil stores at Rotterdam.

The war against Italy, Tobruk holding out against violent all day attacks. Two Luftwaffe bombers shot down. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) made night attack on Benina, destroying two troop carriers and damaging others. In Abyssinia British occupied Fike. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) attacked convoy of merchant vessels in Mediterranean, scoring hits on three and on escorting destroyers.

Another large-scale Luftwaffe night raid on Merseyside. Six Luftwaffe aircraft destroyed.

In the Balkans, It was announced that evacuation from Greece was over, and that 43,000 men had been withdrawn.

In Iraq, Cantonment at Habbaniya attacked by Iraqi troops, forcing British to take counter action. Iraqi Air Force tried unsuccessfully to raid aerodrome. Rutbar, near Haifa pipeline, occupied by Iraqis. British forces occupied airport, dock area and power station at Basra!.

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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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