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Diary June 17, 1943


 battleships of Force 'H'
The battleships of Force ‘H’. From left to right HMS Valiant, Nelson, Rodney and Warspite.
WW2 War Diary for Thursday, June 17, 1943:

Sea War

Mediterranean: Force ‘H’ (including reconstructed battleships Valiant and Warspite) transferred from Scapa Flow to Oran and Alexandria in preparation for Operation Husky (June 17-23).

Occupied Territories

Western Europe: BBC warns civilians to evacuate vicinity of factories working for Germany (similar warnings to Belgian, Dutch and Hungarian civilians broadcast later).

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