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24 Jul 1938
  • In Spain, in order to relieve pressure on the Madrid defences and to divert the Spanish Nationalist offensive directed at Valencia, Spanish Republican General Juan Modesto's newly formed Republican Army of the Ebro launched an offensive across the River Ebro. Initially the attack forced the Nationalists, commanded by General Juan Yagüe, to retreat, but after having advanced up to 25 miles in places, the Republicans dug in to await the Nationalist counter-attack. ww2dbase [The Spanish Civil War | AC]
  • The 6th Division of the Japanese 11th Army Group attacked Taihu County, Anhui, China. ww2dbase [Battle of Wuhan | CPC]

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