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5th August 1941

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The British Admiralty announced a naval raid on Porto Conte, Sardinia, on 1 August 1941 seaplane bases and harbour defences shelled. Aerodrome at Alghero bombarded and later bombed by naval aircraft. Large force of bombers attacked Mannheim, Frankfurt, and Karlsruhe. Other targets were Aachen and Ostend. Hits observed on large supply ship at Nantes.

Russian Front, Russian communiquereported fighting in Kholm, new point in attack against Leningrad. No change on other fronts. The Wehrmacht claimed to be widening a breach 60 miles southeast of Smolensk

In Africa, During nights of 4-5 August 1941 and 5-6 August 1941 the British Royal Air Force (RAF) and South African Air Force (SAAF) made series of attacks on Benghazi, Gazala, Tmimi and Derna. Schooner sunk off Misurata.

Z38 Destroyer
Launched 5 August 1941

Z39 Destroyer
Launched 5 August 1941

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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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