19 December 1941

December 1941

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Eastern Front

Hitler fires nineteen of his generals in frustration at the failures in Russia and appoints himself Commander-in-Chief of the Army, reducing the already limited independence of the German army.

War at Sea

German submarine U-574 sunk off Punta Delgada

Italian frogmen penetrate Alexandria harbour and badly damage the British battleships HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Valiant.

North Africa

British recapture Derna and Mechili

Far East

British evacuate Penang (Malaya)


How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 19 December 1941 , http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1941_12_19.html

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