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8th February 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers attacked industrial targets at Mannheim. Other aircraft bombed Rotterdam and Flushing, and attacked convoy off coast of Norway.

The war against Italy, Operations south of Benghazi proceeding. In Keren area British pressure increased. Farther South, troops continued pursuit of enemy retreating towards Arresa. Enemy raided Malta during nights of 7-8 February 1941 and 8-9 February 1941, causing damage and casualties.

On night of 8-9 February 1941 the British Royal Air Force (RAF) raided aerodromes at Calato and Maritza (Rhodes). Fleet Air Arm attacked Tripoli.

Very little daylight Luftwaffe activity reported. At night bombs fell in York, and Luftwaffe raiders were also reported over West Coast.

Three Luftwaffe aircraft shot down.

The Greek War, Tepelini said to have been evacuated after 2 months siege.

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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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