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8th September 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that U-570, having surrendered to Hudson aircraft in Atlantic, was later boarded by naval party and towed in. It was announced that forces of British, Canadian and Norwegian troops had recently landed on Spitzbergen and taken measures to deprive enemy of use of coal mines. Kriegsmarine convoy of two supply ships attacked at night by naval patrols in Channel. Both ships torpedoed, accompanying E-boat probably sunk, and armed trawler set on fire. Flak ship destroyed off Ostend by Spitfire. Night raid on Kassel. Objectives at Munster and elsewhere in Germany, and docks at Cherbourg, also attacked.

Russian Front, The Siege of Leningrad begins, The Wehrmacht ground forces begin a siege against the Soviet Union's second largest city, Leningrad. The Wehrmacht announced that mobile units had reached river Neva and captured Schluesselburg, 25 miles east of city.

The United States of America announced that United States steamer Steel Seafarer had been bombed and sunk in Red Sea on 5 September 1941.

One Luftwaffe night raider destroyed.

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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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