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WAR NEWS, JUNE 1941

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  1. WALT

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    JUNE 1941, AN OVERVIEW

    THE NORTH ATLANTIC:

    Some important changes are starting to take place in the Atlantic. The British have perfected an improved radar system capable of detecting the perisope of enemy submarines at 1000 yrds when conditions are right....Also, air attacks on Allied convoys ease up due to German aircraft being witheld for the upcoming attack on Russia....The Escort Carrier "H.M.S. AUDACITY" is ready to put to Sea, and the British are working on five more, and six are being built in the United States. These Carriers are to be the model for later ones that played such important roll in the Pacific.

    THE BLITZ

    As in the Atlantic, the air assaults by the Luftwaffe on England ease due to the upcoming attack on Russia (BARBAROSSA). Most of the attacks in June are against Manchester.

    JUNE 1 ST

    1RAQ:

    British troops secure Bagdad.

    THE NORTH ATLANTIC:

    Four vessels from the United States Coast Guard begin patrols along the South coast of Greenland.

    NORTH AFRICA:

    Most of the 15th Panzer Division joins Rommels forces.

    CRETE:

    Although the Germans have gained a deceive victory in the campaign for the island, they have suffered 7000 causalities.Many were battle deaths . Hitler makes the decision to never use Paratroopers on a large scale again.
     
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    JUNE 8TH, 1941

    SYRIA British, Austrailian and Free French forces move into Syria to counter a German build up. The Luftwaffe had used bases here to launch attcks into Iraq, but they have now pulled out. A fact unknown to the British at the time.
    The British forces incounter light resistance from the Vichy French at this stage of the Campaign. These pro Nazie troops number around 45,000, and are commanded by General Dentz.
    Gereral Catroux (Free French Commander) calls on the Vichy French to switch sides, and the British let it be known that they are not in Syria to claim territory.
     
  3. C.Evans

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    The big invasion is looming on the horizon--waiting for June.

    I HAD to edit my embarassing typo. Thanks for the mention Stevin ;) :D

    [ 11 June 2002, 06:05 PM: Message edited by: C.Evans ]
     
  4. Stevin

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    July? What about June 21st...?
     
  5. WALT

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    JUNE 1OTH, 1941

    SYRIA:
    Austrailian troops North of Tyre begin to make their way across the "litani River"

    EAST AFRICA:

    The last Sea port held by the Italians is "Assab". It is taken by Indian troops.
    near "Addis Ababa" scattered fighting is reported.

    p.s. I will try my best to keep up with the news if I can. By the way, everybody feel free to post news also. I am going day by day, starting back in May 1941. So far it's been a little dry, but as Carl says, big things are yet to come....Later
     
  6. C.Evans

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    Thanks Stevin and OOOOppppsss--I meant Barbarossa in june--not July. this tells you my mind is stuck in Stalingrad and after, for sure. :D
     
  7. Stevin

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    hehehe....it's only because I am reading Anthony Beever's Stalingrad at the moment.... ;)
     
  8. WALT

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    Hi guys. Im very sorry for starting the "war news" and then having to back out of it . But because of increased job related work load I will not be able to continue on a regular basis. However, I hope all of you will carry on with it, I still think it was a good idea....Later
     
  9. C.Evans

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    Walt--I think it is an EXCELLENT idea, and hope you will continue to post when you can. Even though I did not erply on some of these postings (for lack of time) I did read them all and enjoyed seeing them.
     

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