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Diary June 21, 1941

Wavell with O'Connor
Wavell (on right) with O’Conner, his architect of the great victory over the Italians in North Africa in winter 1940-41.
Diary for Saturday, June 21, 1941:

North Africa

After the failing of Operation Battleaxe, Auchinleck succeeds Wavell as British CinC Middle East. Wavell appointed CinC India.

Middle East

Free French forces occupy Damascus.

Occupied countries

Yugoslavia: King Peter and Yugoslav Prime Minister, General Simovic, arrive in London.

Neutrals

Russia: 1,500,000 children to be evacuated from large cities.

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