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3rd August 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that British submarine had torpedoed and probably sunk Italian cruiser of Garibaldi class in Mediterranean. Our submarines also sank two supply ships and torpedoed a floating dock near Italy. Night attacks on industries and Communications at Hanover and Frankfurt-am-Main. Calais docks also bombed.

Russian Front, Moscow reported fighting in two new areas in Kiev sector, the Wehrmacht apparently attempting pincer movement from North West and South West. Fighting also reported from Estonia and Smolensk

In Africa, Squadron's of South African Air Force (SAAF) heavily attacked enemy gun positions in Tobruk area. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombed shipping at Tripoli. Night attacks on Benghazi and on Berka aerodrome. Fleet Air Arm bombed aerodrome at Gambut.

In the Mediterranean, Successful attack by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) on Italian fighters on ground at Reggio, Italy.

Heavy bombs dropped during day raid on southeast coast town. Luftwaffe bomber shot down in Channel. At night a few Luftwaffe bombs, fell in east and south England.

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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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