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4th March 1941

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Events On This Day

British naval raid carried out against German interests in Lofoten islands, off Norway. Eleven Kriegsmarine ships sunk. Landings made at four principal fishing ports. Fish oil factories and a power station destroyed, and oil storage tanks burned. Forces withdrew bringing 215 German prisoners, 10 Quislings, and a large number of Norwegian patriots.

Coastal Command aircraft on a patrol attacked aerodrome near Brest. At night dock and railway sidings at Calais, were bombed.

The war against Italy, In the. Gojjam, Patriot forces occupied important Italian fort of Burye. Enemy withdrew towards Debra Marcos, on road to Addis Ababa.

Slight air activity, but no bombs dropped during day. At night Luftwaffe raiders again attacked Cardiff Bombs also fell in two towns in Home Counties and at other widely separated places.

Three Luftwaffe night bombers destroyed by antiaircraft fire.

The Greek War, The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers attacked enemy warships off Himara. Nine of their escorting fighters destroyed. Another attack made on enemy warships off Valona.

Government announced that nonessential factories are to be closed and available labour and other resources concentrated on war production.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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