20 April 1942

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Eastern Front

End of general Soviet offensive (from 8 January 1942). German troops are pushed back up to 200 miles.

France

Resistance attempts to assassinate Jacques Doriot, French Fascist

Laval makes in broadcast in which he announces France's place in Hitler's New Order

Mediterranean

Spitfires are flown off USS Wasp to reinforce Malta


How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 20 April 1942, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1942_04_20.html

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