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November 20 This Day During World War ll

November 20, 1941 – The British 7th Armoured Brigade repulsed a counter attack launched by the German 90th Light Infantry Division and the Italian Bologna Division. In the afternoon, the British 4th Armoured Brigade engaged with heavier tanks of the … Continue reading

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November 20 This Day During World War ll

November 20, 1942 – The Siege of Malta was a military campaign in the Mediterranean Theatre of the Second World War. From 1940 to 1942, the fight for the control of the strategically important island of Malta pitted the air … Continue reading

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November 20 This Day During World War ll

November 20, 1942 – British government scientist Dr. R. V. Jones warned Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Intelligence) of possible new German weapons, ie. rockets, that could threaten Britain. Reginald Victor Jones, CH CB CBE FRS, (29 September 1911–17 December … Continue reading

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November 20 This Day During World War ll

November 20, 1944 – Japanese submarines I-36 and I-47 each delivered four Kaiten submarines off Ulithi, Caroline Islands. Only one of the Kaiten submarines would find a target, setting the fleet oiler Mississinewa, full of aviation fuel, aflame. USS Mississinewa … Continue reading

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November 19 This Day During World War ll

November 19, 1941 – The battle between HMAS Sydney and German cruiser Kormoran was a single ship action between the Australian light cruiser HMAS Sydney, with Captain Joseph Burnett commanding, and the German auxiliary cruiser Kormoran, under Fregattenkapitän (Commander) Theodor … Continue reading

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November 19 This Day During World War ll

November 19, 1942 – A raid on the German heavy water plant at Telemark, Norway, came to grief when the gliders carrying 34 commandos crashed. After torturous interrogations, all survivors were shot by the Germans. Destruction of the heavy water … Continue reading

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November 19 This Day During World War ll

November 19, 1944 – The Battle of Vianden took place November 19, 1944 in the small town of Vianden in northern Luxembourg, and was one of the most important battles of the Luxembourgish resistance against Nazi Germany during World War … Continue reading

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