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5th March 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) attacked docks at Boulogne. Other squadrons made offensive sweep over Channel and Northern France.

Coastal Command flying boats shot down one Luftwaffe bomber over Atlantic and severely damaged another.

No raids over Britain either by day or night.

The war against Italy, Revolt of Abyssinian Patriots now spread to central province of Shoa and as far as Addis Ababa. Sixteen enemy aircraft destroyed during heavy raid on Malta, and others damaged. One British Royal Air Force (RAF) fighter shot down.

The Greek War, Athens announced successful local operations in central sector resulting in capture of tanks and 165 prisoners.

In the Balkans Great Britain broke off diplomatic relations with Bulgaria.

Mr. Eden and General Sir John Dill left Greece for Cairo, having reached complete agreement with Greek leaders.

R163 R-boat
Launched 5 March 1941

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