17 February 1941

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Diplomacy

Turkey and Bulgarian sign a non-aggression pact

United States

Lend-Lease debate begins in the Senate

Occupied Europe

Dutch Communists organise a strike despite Stalin's orders not to oppose the Germans

Eastern Front

Colonel General Erich Hoepner takes command of Fourth Panzer Army

Books

Hitler's Panzer Armies on the Eastern Front, Robert Kirchubel. A 'unit history' written on the largest scale, tracing the campaigns fought by the four Panzer Armies on the Eastern Front, from their roles in the early German victories, to their eventual defeat and destruction in the ruins of the Reich. A very useful contribution to the literature on the Eastern Front. [read full review]
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 17 February 1941, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1941_02_17.html
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