31 May 1942

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Far East

Japanese midget submarines make an unsuccesful attack on Sydney Harbour

Great Britain

399 civilians killed and 425 injured during May

Eastern Front

Colonel General Hermann Hoth 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), 31 May 1942, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1942_05_31.html
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