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5th July 1941

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Events On This Day

Steel works at Lille bombed by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) during a daylight sweep. Destructive night raid on many sounds in Western Germany.

Russian Front, Fighting reported that Murmansk, Kandalaksha and on Karelian Isthmus. Berlin claimed advance despite stubborn resistance. Soviet forces repulsed repeated attempts to cross rivers Beresina and Drut. The Wehrmacht claimed that forces east of Minsk had reached river Dnieper. In Ukraine Russians admitted that enemy tank thrust was developing in direction of` Novgorod-Volinsk. In Bessarabia the Wehrmacht crossed the river Pruth at several points, but further advance was held. Hungarians claimed capture of Stanislawowp, and Kolomea.

Near East, New attack by Australians in Jezzine area, west of Damascus.

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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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