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3rd January 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that the submarine HMS Thunderbolt formerly HMS Thetis had been sunk by an Italian submarine which was on its way to occupied territory.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Heavily attacked Bremen for third night in succession.

The war against Italy, Just after dawn Australian forces, supported by tanks, penetrated sector of Bardia defences. Navy hurled at least,300 tons of shells into the fortress. By evening British troops had penetrated centre defences to depth of, 2 miles on frontage of 9 miles.

Slight Luftwaffe activity in some coastal districts. At night Bristol was heavily raided, bombs being dropped more than high explosives.

Luftwaffe bomber destroyed by antiaircraft fire.

The Greek war, Italian counter-attacks against mountain positions in Klisura district repulsed by Greeks with heavy enemy losses. British and Greek aircraft bombed Italian positions along whole of northern front.

Vichy Cabinet reorganised.

Admiral Darlan made Minister of Interior, General Huntziger, Defence Minister,. M. Flandin took over direction of economic affairs as well as foreign relations.

Eire had third raid in 24 hours, bombs being dropped over Dublin. Mr. de Valera sent strong protest to Germany.

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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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