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Battle for the Middle East

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1941_A

By E.H. Shepard, 'Punch', January 1, 1941

1941AA

By Illingworth, 'The Daily Mail', January 6, 1941

1941BB

By Illingworth, 'The Daily Mail', January 15, 1941

Mussolini's nightmares come true. Ethiopia was liberated in April 1941,
and Emperor Haile Selassie returned to Addis Ababa.

1941A

By Strube, 'The Daily Express', January 16, 1941

British forces launch major offensives against the Italians in Libya and the Horn of Africa.

1941B

By Strube, 'The Daily Express', January 20, 1941

Under General Wavell, British Imperial Forces push west into Libya.

1941C

By Low, 'The Evening Standard', January 27, 1941

North Africa - January 22, 1941. Australian troops capture Tobruk.

1941G

By Illingworth, 'Punch', January 29, 1941

President Roosevelt proclaims the U.S.A., "The Arsenal of Democracy",
and signs the Lend-Lease Act.

1941D

By Strube, 'The Daily Express', February 10, 1941

General Wavell advances to Benghazi, the capital of Cyrenaica. Bags over 114,000 Italian prisoners of war.

1941_B

By Low, 'The Evening Standard', February 14, 1941

.1941E

By Strube, 'The Daily Express', April 1, 1941

At the battle of Cape Matapan, the Italian fleet suffered a major defeat at the hands of the British Navy, under the
command of British Admiral Andrew Cunningham in the Ionian Sea.

1941F

By Strube, 'The Daily Express', April 3, 1941

"All the Brothers Were Valiant"

On April 6, 1941, British forces liberated Ethiopia (Abyssinia). Led by Lt. General Alan Cunningham,
who's brother was non other than Admiral Andrew Cunningham.

1941H

By Strube, 'The Daily Express', April 14, 1941

Eritrea, bordering the Red Sea, became Americas arms supply line to the Middle East, in order to blunt Rommels advances.

1941DD

By Low, 'The Evening Standard', April 14, 1941

1941GG

By Illingworth, 'The Daily Mail', April 15, 1941

1941HH

By Illingworth, 'The Daily Mail', April 18, 1941

1941II

By Illingworth, 'The Daily Mail', April 21, 1941

Churchill defending the Iraq oil wells.

1941I

By Clive Upton, April 1941

April 1941 - Greece surrenders to German Forces.

1941J

By Low, 'The Evening Standard', April 1941

Iraq, April 1, 1941 - A pro German coup d'├ętat was launched by Rashid Ali. The coup was crushed
by British forces.

1941R

By Bernard Partridge, 'Punch', May 1941

1941M

By Low, 'The Evening Standard', May 1941

The Royal Navy announced a blockade on all French Vichy vessels.

1941JJ

By Illingworth, 'The Daily Mail', May 5, 1941

1941KK

By Illingworth, 'The Daily Mail', May 7, 1941

1941N

By Low, 'The Evening Standard', May 14, 1941

The Vichy Syria backdoor to Iraq granted German forces access to Rashid Ali's pro-Axis regime.

1941K

By Strube, 'The Daily Express', May 30, 1941

May 20, 1941, Germany invades Crete.

"In my opinion the limit of endurance has been reached by the troops under
my command . . . our position here is hopeless."
- Major General Freyberg VC - (Shortley before the evacuation of Crete) - May 1941

1941L

By Low, 'The Evening Standard', June 1941

1941NN

By Illingworth, 'The Daily Mail', June 9 1941

Marianne (symbol of France), from her cell watches the battle for Syria.

1941O

By Strube, 'The Daily Express', June 9, 1941

Admiral Darlan, Vichy Naval Commander and Second-in-Command to Marshal Petain, conducted a policy of
collaboration with Nazi Germany.

1941P

By Strube, 'The Daily Express', June 10, 1941

British and Free French forces invade Lebanon and Syria.

1941T

By Low, 'The Evening Standard', June 15, 1941

This David Low Cartoon appeared one week before Germay's invasion of the Soviet Union
(Operaion Barbarossa), June 22, 1941.

1941_D

By Low, 'The Evening Standard', June 26, 1941

1941_E

By Strube, 'The Daily Express', July 7, 1941

1941S

By Strube, 'The Daily Express', July 14, 1941

July 12, 1941, an armistice between the Vichy French forces and the British was negotiated resulting in the
surrender of Lebanon & Syria.

1941OO

By Illingworth, 'The Daily Mail', July 16, 1941

For the British, almost a clean house in the Middle East, except for Egypt.

1941U

By Strube, 'The Daily Express', August 28, 1941

August 25, 1941, Anglo - Soviet invasion of Iran.

1941W

By Low, 'The Evening Standard', October 1941

1941AA

By Illingworth, 'The Daily Mail', November 15, 1941

The aircraft carrier Ark Royal was sunk by a German torpedo in the Mediterranean, off Gilbraltar.

1941BB

By Illingworth, 'The Daily Mail', December 1, 1941

1941_F

By Low, 'The Evening Standard', December 2, 1941

Depicted: Afrika-Korps Commander, Erwin Rommel

1941V

By Strube, 'The Daily Express', December 2, 1941

Rommel pushed back to the Gazala line, Libya.

1941X

By Strube, 'The Daily Express', December 3, 1941

British forces retake Benghazi, Libya

1941CC

By Illingworth, 'The Daily Mail', December 13, 1941

1941Y

By Strube, 'The Daily Express', December 19, 1941

1941Z

By Strube, 'The Daily Express', December 1941

British forces retake Benghazi, Libya.

events 41

Japan Attacks Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor Attacked!

December 7, 1941

By Charles Alston

Doris "Dorie" Miller was awarded the Navy Cross for bravery "above the call of duty" during the attack on Pearl Harbor.

cinema 41

Citizen Kane

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That Hamilton Woman!

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