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Diary April 5, 1941

Armored cars of the Afrika Korps
Armored cars of the Afrika Korps during the rapid German advance through Libya.
Diary for Saturday, April 5, 1941:

North Africa

Rommel captures Barce, east of Benghazi.

East Africa

South African and Commonwealth troops capture Addis Ababa, capital of Italian East Africa.


Yugoslav-Soviet Friendship and Non-Aggression Pact.

Home Fronts

Britain: Death of Sir Nigel Gresley, designer of the Flying Scotsman express and the record-setting 126 mph (200 km/h) ‘Mallard’ Pacific locomotive, aged 64.

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