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4th February 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that the trawlers HMS Relonzo and HMS Luda Lady had been sunk.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) made successful night raids on Dusseldorf, docks at Brest, Dunkirk, Dieppe, Ostend and Bordeaux, and aerodromes at Vannes and other places.

The British Coastal Command aircraft raided Cherbourg twice.

The war against Italy, Advance westwards in Libya continued.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) made repeated raids on Barce, Berca and Benina.

In Eritrea Italian. retirement from Agordat continued. British troops nearing Keren. From Barentu enemy being pursued in southerly direction.

Many enemy aircraft destroyed by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) In Abyssinia British advance on Metemma-Gondar road continued. Advance patrols from Kenya now 60 miles inside frontier. British patrols captured Beles Gugani, post 45 miles inside Italian Somaliland.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) raided Maritza (Rhodes) aerodrome during night. At least three enemy aircraft destroyed over Malta.

Slight Luftwaffe activity during day over Suffolk coast and Kent. Night raiders dropped bombs in London area, Midlands and elsewhere.

Four Luftwaffe aircraft destroyed by fighters.

The Greek War, Athens reported limited and successful patrol and artillery action. Big fires burning at Tepelini, indicating evacuation. Beyond Himara Greek troops captured mountain pass which Italians had made into stronghold.

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