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Diary May 18, 1941


Battleship Bismarck
Battleship Bismarck pictured from the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen at the beginning of Operation Rheinuebung.
Diary for Sunday, May 18, 1941:

Sea War

Operation Rheinübung (‘Rhine Crossing’): Battleship Bismarck and heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen leave Gdynia (Baltic) to attack Atlantic convoys.

Occupied countries

Yugoslavia – Croat delegation arrives in Rome to offer Crown to Duke of Spoleto: he is subsequently proclaimed King Tomislav II of Croatia, but returns to Italy after a short visit to his new ‘kingdom’ (relinquished throne in 1943).

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