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7th March 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that the destroyer HMS Dainty had been sunk.

Aircraft of Coastal Command sank Kriegsmarine supply ship off Dutch coast. They also bombed naval harbour at Den Helder and aerodrome at Ockenbur.

The war against Italy, Cairo stated that in Abyssinia Patriots on Gondar road were now operating east of Amanit.

In Italian Somaliland advance progressed along main Mogadishu-Jijiga road. It was announced that five Italian merchant ships were seized when Kismayu was captured.

During the night the British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombed the harbour at Tripoli and several aerodromes.

In Eritrea considerable damage done in Keren area.

Single Luftwaffe aircraft were active over various parts of England. Many casualties and buildings destroyed at one Midlands town. Two Luftwaffe bombers shot down, one by machine gun fire off Gorleston, the other by the HMS Guillemot, escorting a convoy. Another destroyed at night by colliding with mast of trawler it was attacking.

The Greek War, Athens reported that successful action in central sector had led to occupation of new positions and capture of 1,000 prisoners. In support of Greek Army operations, the British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombed big troop concentrations at villages of Besist and Dragoti in Tepelini area.

General Smuts, who had flown from Kenya, joined conference of Mr. Eden and General Sir John. Dill with General Sir Archibald Wavell at Cairo.

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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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