Diary March 5, 1942

Russian anti-tank guns in action
Russian anti-tank guns in action.
WW2 War Diary for Thursday, March 5, 1942:

Eastern Front

Central Sector: Russians recapture Yukhnov, east of Smolensk.

Southeast Asia

East Indies: Dutch evacuate Batavia, which becomes ‘open city’.
Burma: Alexander appointed GOC.

Air War

Britain: A few bombs dropped over Isle of Wight and Dorset – Germans claim to have ‘blown up an ammunition dump near Portsmouth’.
Russia: Night raid on Moscow.

Home Fronts

Britain: Conscription extended to men aged 41-45.
Russia: First performance of Shostakovich‘s 7th (‘Leningrad’) Symphony, at Kuibyshev.

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