5 January 1942

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Eastern Front

Russian troops now hold most of the Kerch Peninsula

Stalin decides to launch a general counterattack along the entire front

Malaya

Japanese troops land on the west coast

North Africa

British troops attack Halfaya.

German convoy reaches North Africa with 54 tanks, 20 armoured cars, anti-aircraft guns, artillery, fuel and ammo, helping Rommel with his second offensive.


How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 5 January 1942, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1942_01_05.html

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