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31st January 1941

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Events On This Day

The war against Italy, Italians trying to stop British advance west of Derna towards Apollonia and Benghazi.

In Eritrea pressure continued towards Agordat and Barentu. Some British patrols penetrated 40 miles into Italian Somaliland.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Carried out heavy night raid on docks at Tripoli; one ship set on fire, two others damaged. Aerodrome at Barce again heavily raided.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Fighters destroyed three aircraft on ground at Teramni, Italian East Africa.

During day single Luftwaffe aircraft dropped bombs through clouds on several points in London area and few places in Southern and Eastern England. Three London hospitals hit by high explosives. Slight activity at night, but no bombs fell.

Two Luftwaffe bombers destroyed one off Cornwall, the other at Plumpton, Sussex.

The Greek War, Athens announced successful local operations. Some enemy positions taken and about 200 prisoners captured.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Bombed Dukaj, 7 miles North West of Tepelinil.

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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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