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Diary January 3, 1942

Dutch East Indian troops
Dutch East Indian troops, who belong to the ABDA Command, in an exercise.
WW2 War Diary for Saturday, January 3, 1942:


East Indies: ABDA (American-British-Dutch-Australian) Command formed under Wavell.

Sea War

Indian Ocean: ‘Port T’ – secret British naval base hacked out of virgin jungle and swamp on Addu Atoll (Maldive Islands) in only 3 months despite appalling problems of climate and terrain – becomes operational. First convoy of troopships, escorted by cruiser Emerald, arrives.

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