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Diary February 4, 1943

Valentine tanks of the 8th Army at Ben Gardane,
Valentine tanks of the 8th Army at Ben Gardane, 20 miles after the border into Tunisia.
WW2 War Diary for Thursday, February 4, 1943:


Western Desert: British 8th Army enters Tunisia.

Air War

Southeast Asia: RAF B-24 Liberators bomb Rangoon docks.
Mediterranean: RAF night bombers start huge fires in and around Turin and hit nearby naval base of La Spezia and Lorient (France) U-boat base.
Germany: 126 RAF bombers attacking Hamburg and dropping 344t of bombs.

Sea War

Black Sea: Russian fleet lands troops and marines near Novorossisk (these are overwhelmed by February 6).
Convoy Pamplet: 30,000 battle-weary Australian troops leave Suez for home aboard Queen Mary and 4 other liners.

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