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29 Jul 1943
  • The Italian submarine, Pietro Micca, was torpedoed and sunk by the Royal Navy submarine HMS Trooper in the Mediterranean Sea. Eighteen men were rescued but 54 went down with the boat. An Italian rescue vessel later lowered listening gear to the submarine to detect signs of life but heard only the sound of gunshots. It was believed that the survivors took their own lives rather than endure a terrible, lingering death. ww2dbase [AC]
  • German Armeegruppe A attacked to improve its positions on the Mius River in Ukraine. ww2dbase [TH]
  • The US ambassador in Madrid, Spain demanded that the Spanish government withdrew the division of Spanish volunteers fighting on the Eastern Front; Franco would largely comply with this demand by the end of Sep 1943, although still leaving behind a regiment-sized unit in Russia. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • USS Ancon arrived at Mostaganem, French Algeria. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Joseph Goebbels' diary entry of this date noted that Hamburg, Germany had been devastated and about 800,000 were made homeless. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

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"We no longer demand anything, we want war."

Joachim von Ribbentrop, German Foreign Minister, Aug 1939