17 April 1941

April 1941

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Iraq

Pro-Axis Iraqi government officially asks Germany for military assistance in any war with Britain

Troops from the King's Onw Royal Regiment airlifted to RAF Shaibah (close to Basra)

Yugoslavia

The Yugoslav army capitulates

North Africa

Royal Navy bombards Fort Capuzzo (Italian)

War in the Air

RAF Bomber Command carries out a big raid on Berlin


How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 17 April 1941, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1941_04_17.html
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