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19 Jun 1941
  • The Soviet Union ordered black-outs in all cities along the border with Germany and the camouflaging of airfields, but still did not deploy for defense; the latter order, the camouflaging of airfields, would be scarcely commenced when the invasion took place. ww2dbase [Operation Barbarossa | TH]
  • US Consular officials in Germany and Italy were expelled in retaliation to a similar action by the US three days prior. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Indian and Free French troops launched a two-prong attack on Damascus in French Mandate of Syria and the Lebanon from the south. Elsewhere in the region, Vichy French troops held Free French troops at Qadim while the Indian 5th Infantry Brigade became surrounded at Mezze. ww2dbase [Campaigns in the Middle East | CPC]
  • Egmont Prinz zur Lippe-WeiƟenfeld was mentioned in the Wehrmachtbericht bulletin of the headquarters of the German Wehrmacht. ww2dbase [Egmont | CPC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • Leonardo da Vinci encountered fellow Italian submarine Brin in the Atlantic Ocean at 1700 and exchanged recognition signals. ww2dbase [Leonardo da Vinci | CPC]
France
  • Philippe PĆ©tain visited the Richaud farm in Limousin, France and met the priest in charge of the youth of the Chantiers de la Jeunesse, who had the youth working in local farms. ww2dbase [Philippe PĆ©tain | Limousin | CPC]
United Kingdom

19 Jun 1941 Interactive Map

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




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