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8 Jun 1941
  • Germany experienced the largest RAF bombing raid thus far. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Commonwealth and Free French forces in northern Palestine crossed the border into southern French Mandate for Syria and the Lebanon; the Free French promised the counties full independence for their co-operation. Troops of the British No. 11 (Scottish) Commando was to conduct an amphibious raid in an attempt to secure a crossing on the Litani River for the Australian troops, but bad weather delayed their arrival by sea. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • After two German air raids on Alexandria, Egypt, which had killed 400 people, 40,000 residents were evacuated from the city. ww2dbase [AC]

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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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