1941: Australian forces capture Benghazi along with six senior Italian Generals. Italian forces make repeated attempts to break through the weak British blocking forces at Beda Fomm, but cannot.
1941: Adolf Hitler sends Field Marshal Erwin Rommel to North Africa to help the Italian forces.
1941: The Bishops of Norway start the Church’s struggle against the occupying German forces.
1941: House of Commons vote for war credits of £1,600,000,000.
1942: The British are pushed back to Gazala. The British Commonwealth forces lose 40 tanks, 40 field guns and 1,400 troops. This was a disaster for the Allies in more ways than one. Now the Allied convoys to Malta must pass between Axis occupied Crete and Axis airfields in Benghazi.
1943: Russians cut off Army Group A by reaching Yeysk on the Sea of Rostov.
1943: The Americans outflank the retreating Japanese on Guadalcanal.
1944: The Japanese pressure in Arakan forces the British to retreat.
1944: Kwajalein Island in the Central Pacific falls to U.S. Army troops.
1945: The 1st Belorussian Front makes further advances to reach the Oder between Küstrin and Frankfurt.
1945: MacArthur reports the fall of Manila, and the liberation of 5,000 prisoners.
*1916: Germany admits full liability for Lusitania incident and recognizes the United State's right to claim indemnity.
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