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9th March 1941

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The British Admiralty announced that Italian commerce raider Ramb I had been destroyed in Indian Ocean by the cruiser HMS Leander. The trawlers HMS Remillo and HMS Cobbers reported sunk.

The war against Italy, Cairo announced that our troops have occupied Gabre Darre on Mogadishu-Harar road.

Slight Luftwaffe activity during daylight. Bombs fell at few points in southeast and eastern England. At night London was again the main objective, fire and high explosive bombs being dropped in many districts. Heavy attack made on Portsmouth, much damage done to property, but casualties light. Luftwaffe raiders were also over number of coast towns from northeast Scotland to South Wales.

The British Ministry of Labour made an order under which Admiralty is to control labour in the shipyards.

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HMS Leander

HMS LEANDER, which sank the Italian armed merchant cruiser, Ramh I, in the Indian Ocean on 9 March 1941, is a cruiser of 7,270 tons, completed in March l933, and a sister ship 0f the Ajax and Achilles of River Plate. She carries eight 6-in. guns, eight 4-in. antiaircraft guns, and one aircraft.
Photo, Wright & Logan

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The Second Great War.
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2194 Days Of War.
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