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Diary June 26, 1942

German supply column
A German supply column during the advance to Egypt.
WW2 War Diary for Friday, June 26, 1942:

Africa

Western Desert: British 8th Army carries out ‘panic’ retreat from Mersa Matruh – unaware that Rommel’s forces are virtually exhausted.

Home Fronts

Germany: Rommel promoted to Field Marshal (for the capturing of Tobruk)


Sea War

Atlantic: Germany announces ‘blockade’ of American East Coast.

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