Monthly Archives: April 2011

SATURDAY 30th APRIL 2011 08:20 BST

THIS DAY IN WW2 (30th April 1941) In North Africa… After General Paulus has decided to allow a further effort against Tobruk the heaviest German attack yet goes in after a bombardment by artillery and many Stuka bombers. A salient … Continue reading

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FRIDAY 29th APRIL 2011 06:00 BST

THIS DAY IN WW2 (29th April 1941) In Iraq… British reinforcements arrive at Basra. By this time the Iraqis have decided to fight the British. In East Africa… Advance forces from 5th Indian Division reach the north side of the … Continue reading

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THURSDAY 28th APRIL 2011 07:15 BST

I’m back! I trip to the doctor’s left me no time to blog yesterday. THIS DAY IN WW2 (28th April 1941) In the Balkans… In Greece, at Nauplia a burning merchant ship blocks the pier and 1700 men have to … Continue reading

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TUESDAY 26th APRIL 2011 07:10 BST

THIS DAY IN WW2 (26th April 1941) In the Balkans… The main German advance is halted by the Allied rearguard at Thebes. The rearguard falls back during the night. Meanwhile, there are two German attempts to move into the Peloponnese … Continue reading

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EASTER MONDAY 25th APRIL 2011 08:10 BST

THIS DAY IN WW2 (25th April 1941) In the Balkans… In Greece, there is little fighting as the Germans advance and the Allies retreat. From Berlin… Hitler issues Directive 28 giving the order for Operation Merkur, the airborne invasion of … Continue reading

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EASTER SUNDAY 24th APRIL 2011 08:20 BST

THIS DAY IN WW2 (24th April 1941) In the Balkans… In Greece, German forces mount an assault on the Thermopylae position but are held off. During the night the defending troops fall back, leaving a further rearguard at Thebes. From … Continue reading

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SATURDAY 23rd APRIL 2011 07:05 BST

THIS DAY IN WW2 (23rd April 1941) In the North Atlantic… The German raider Thor returns to Brest after a cruise of 322 days in which 11 merchant ships and one British auxiliary cruiser have been sunk and two more … Continue reading

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