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1st January 1942

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Events On This Day

Russian Front, Russian troops recaptured several towns, including Staritsa, 120 miles north-west of Moscow.

In Africa, British attacked during night of 1-2 January 1942 by units of 1st and 2nd South African Divisions supported by tanks, artillery and naval units.

Far East, Big battle raging north of Manila. Officially announced that British forces had withdrawn from Sarawak. Sharp fighting at Kuantan in Malaya. Japanese occupied aerodromes at Gong Kedah raided at night by he British Royal Air Force (RAF) Communiqué from Burma reported small Japanese infiltration into Bokpyn in the Mergui district, but enemy withdrew when British columns arrived.

The British Admiralty announced a raid on the Lofoten Islands, British forces were in control for three days.

Declaration of United Nations is signed. Each signatory pledges not to make a separate peace and to employ its full resources against members of and adherents to Tripartite Pact with which it is at war.

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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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