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April 21, 1941 – News for this day was focused primarily on what was going on in the Mediterranean region. Air activity over Britain the previous night was slight, with only a few bombs dropped in the south and east, but were said to have caused no damage. The situation in Greece was continuing with
Publish Date: Apr 21, 2021
April 21, 1941 – News for this day was focused primarily on what was going on in the Mediterranean region. Air activity over Britain the previous night was slight, with only a few bombs dropped in the south and east, but were said to have caused no damage. The situation in Greece was continuing with the British Army’s withdrawal and German and Italian advances toward Athens. The Greek high command issued a statement that the Germans had no broken through the Greek lines that were modified according to plan. Reports reaching London from Libya said the Germans had made seven attacks on Tobruk since the siege began. In the attack mention in the most recent communiqué, the German tanks took the same route taken by the British when they captured Tobruk in January. Twelve of the tanks penetrated the outer defenses but were driven off after four were put out of action. German infantry following the tanks dispersed and withdrew 800 yards when British artillery began shelling them.
Many London families were continuing to live in badly bombed houses. One London paper sent a reporter to investigate how those families were carrying on. In one street that had been badly bombed in the previous weeks big raid, the reporter found families sitting down to Sunday dinners of Lamb, Roast Beef, potatoes and greens, in spite of the fact they had no gas. One housewife explained she cooked dinner on an open fire made with bits of wood salvaged from bombed houses. Whole families, in most cases were living and sleeping in the one room of a house that hadn’t been destroyed. Nearby, another family was living in the kitchen. On another block, in a block of flats whose side was ripped open by a bomb, a third family was living on the top floor. And as one head of the household explained it; “we’re staying put, as Mr. Churchill wants us to”.
And that’s just a little of what happened, this April 21st in 1941 as reported by News Of The World from The Blue Network of NBC.
Mhm And here again. The news at home and abroad. Our reporters in London and Berlin are standing by and a little later on, we'll hear the news in Washington has given by Earl Godwin. But first overseas to London, this is john McVeigh nin London. Air activity over Britain last night was slight. A few bombs were dropped in the east and south west of England, but they are said to have caused no damage. London had a very short raid alarm, but no bombs were reported british bombers last night, carried out operations over western Germany and the invasion ports, pilots reported bad weather conditions over the continent. The admiralty announced this morning that a fully loaded enemy tank on its way to Tripoli has been sunk by the british submarine tech truck. There is no news from Greece today except the statement by the Greek high command that the gyms hadn't broken through the greek lines, which will modify it. According to plan. Reports reaching London from Libya say that the gyms have made seven attacks on Tobruk since the siege began in the attack mentioned in yesterday's communique, the german tanks took the same route taken by the british when they captured Tobruk in january called the tanks penetrated the outer defenses but were driven off after four had been put out of action. An Australian soldier put one of the tanks out of action by crawling up to it on the blind side and sticking a piece of onion in the caterpillar track german infantry that was following, the tanks dispersed and with