22 May 1941

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Iraq

Iraqi 6th Infantry Brigade launched unsuccessful counterattack on British at Falluja

Greece

General Freyberg orders a retreat to a shorter defensive line

The Royal Navy suffers heavy loses around Crete with the sinking of the cruisers Gloucester and Fiji. The battleships Warspite and Valiant are also damaged


How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 22 May 1941, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1941_05_22.html
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