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Diary January 5, 1941

Italian PoWs Bardia
Some of the 45,000-strong army of Italian prisoners taken at a cost of 500 Commonwealth casualties in the fighting of Bardia.
Diary for Sunday, January 5, 1941:

North Africa

British capture Bardia in Libya: 45,000 PoWs, 130 tanks taken.

Home Front

Britain: Amy Johnson, famous long-distance flier, dies in crash over Thames Estuary while working for the Air Transport Auxiliary.

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