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4th February 1942

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Events On This Day

Russian Front, Moscow reported that many towns and villages in the Smolensk area had been recaptured, Kuibishev radio stated that Marshal Semyon Timoshenko's armies had pierced the Wehrmacht defences on the Kharkov front.

In Africa, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's troops reached Derna.

Far East, The Dutch and Japanese forces still battling for Amboyna. Chinese troops captured Cheng Mook-Tou, 30 miles from Hong Kong Another Japanese attack in the Philippines broken up. More air raids on Singapore. Koepang, capital of Dutch Timor, bombed and machine-gunned. British and Indian troops continued to hold the Salween line in Burma.

Lord Beaverbrook appointed Minister of War Production. Sir Andrew Duncan became Minister of Supply.

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