Diary November 30, 1941

Russian riflemen advance into Rostov

WW2 War Diary for Sunday, November 30, 1941: Eastern Front Operation Barbarossa: Hitler vetoes withdrawal from Rostov. Rundstedt resigns; replaced as commander of Army Group South by Reichenau. Occupied Territories Russia: Obergruppenfuehrer Prutzmann and Einsatzkommando 2 kill 10,600 Jews and… learn more

Diary November 29, 1941

German tanks near Tobruk during Operation Crusader

WW2 War Diary for Saturday, November 29, 1941: North Africa Operation Crusader: Rommel counter-attacks; heavy fighting develops between Tobruk and Sidi Rezegh. learn more

Diary November 28, 1941

Bren machine-gunner is engaging target

WW2 War Diary for Friday, November 28, 1941: North Africa Operation Crusader: General von Ravenstein, Commander of 21st Panzer division, captured when Bren gunner shoots up his staff car. learn more

Diary November 27, 1941

Russian defenders of Moscow

WW2 War Diary for Thursday, November 27, 1941: Eastern Front Operation Barbarossa: German offensive stalls only 30 km from Moscow. East Africa Ethiopia: 20,000 Italian troops surrender at Gondar. Liberation of Ethiopia completed. learn more

Diary November 25, 1941

Battleship Barham sinks.

WW2 War Diary for Tuesday, November 25, 1941: Sea War Mediterranean: Battleship Barham sunk by U-boat U-331 off Bardia (862 killed in magazine explosion). Sea War Pacific: US Navy orders all merchant ship masters to travel in convoys. Air War… learn more

Diary November 24, 1941

Panzer III in ice at Moscow

WW2 War Diary for Friday, November 24, 1941: Eastern Front Operation Barbarossa: German troops capture Solnechaya Gora, 48 km northwest of Moscow. Sea War Atlantic: Cruiser HMS Dunedin sunk by U-boat U-124 off Pernambuco (300 killed). learn more

Diary November 23, 1941

in front of Moscow

WW2 War Diary for Sunday, November 23, 1941: Home Fronts Britain: Death of P.C. Wren, author of ‘Beau Geste’, aged 56. learn more

Diary November 22, 1941

Werner Moelders.

WW2 War Diary for Saturday, November 22, 1941: Home Fronts Germany: General Moelders, fighter ace (115 victories), killed in air accident near Breslau (Silesia); aged 30. Eastern Front Operation Barbarossa: German troops capture Rostov-on-Don (recaptured by Russians, November 28). Sea… learn more

Diary November 21, 1941

crew of HMS Utmost

WW2 War Diary for Friday, November 21, 1941: Sea War Mediterranean – 2 Italian cruisers torpedoed and damaged: Trieste by British submarine Utmost and Luigi di Savoia Duca Degli Abruzzi by Malta-based aircraft. learn more

Diary November 20, 1941

Starving civilians in the streets of Leningrad.

WW2 War Diary for Tuesday, November 20, 1941: Eastern Front Operation Barbarossa – Siege of Leningrad (Day 74): personal food ration cut for fifth time since early September. Politics USA: Japanese negotiators in Washington present ultimatum. learn more

Diary November 19, 1941

auxiliary cruiser Kormoran

WW2 War Diary for Wednesday, November 19, 1941: Sea War Indian Ocean: Battle off Shark Bay (West Australia) between disguised raider Kormoran and cruiser Sydney, both ships crippled – Sydney drifts away, enveloped in flames, and disappears over horizon (no… learn more

Diary November 18, 1941

destroyed German tanks during Operation Crusader

WW2 War Diary for Saturday, November 18, 1941: North Africa OPERATION CRUSADER: British 8th Army launch successful counter-offensive in Western Desert. Rommel smashes South African 5th Brigade, then retreats (November 23-24), relieving pressure on Tobruk. Sea War Baltic: The ‘sailor-poet’… learn more

Diary November 17, 1941

Alfred Rosenberg

WW2 War Diary for Monday, November 17, 1941: Occupied Territories Russia: Alfred Rosenberg, author of the Nazi ‘bible’, ‘The Myth of the Twentieth Century‘, appointed Minister for Occupied Eastern Territories. North Africa The Keyes Raid: British commandos, led by Lieutenant-Colonel… learn more

Diary November 16, 1941

Infanterie im brennenden Dorf

WW2 War Diary for Sunday, November 16, 1941: Eastern Front Operation Barbarossa: German troops take Kerch (Crimea). learn more

Diary November 15, 1941

Panzer regiments in front of Moscow

WW2 War Diary for Saturday, November 15, 1941: Eastern Front Operation Barbarossa: After the mud is frozen the German units, under von Bock, resume direct advance on Moscow. Sea War Arctic: U-boat U-752 torpedoes two Russian ships in White Sea. learn more

Diary November 14, 1941

Italian aircrafts attacking British convoy

WW2 War Diary for Friday, November 14, 1941: Air War Mediterranean: Italian torpedo planes sink two British transports off Tunisia. Neutrals USA: Token contingents of US Marines to be withdrawn from Peking, Tientsin and Shanghai. learn more

Diary November 13, 1941

HMS Ark Royal after hit by U81

WW2 War Diary for Thursday, November 13, 1941: Sea War Mediterranean: HMS ARK ROYAL TORPEDOED by U-boat U-81; despite all efforts to save her she sinks, November 14, only 40 km east of Gibraltar. Eastern Front Operation Barbarossa: Germans and… learn more

Diary November 12, 1941

aircraft carrier Argus

WW2 War Diary for Wednesday, November 12, 1941: Sea War Mediterranean: 34 of 37 Hawker Hurricane fighters flown off Ark Royal and Argus land in Malta (Operation Perpetual). Neutrals Vichy France: Huntziger, former Vichy Minister of War, killed in air… learn more

Diary November 11, 1941

Finnish CoS Mannerheim

WW2 War Diary for Tuesday, November 11, 1941: Politics Finland: Government rejects American advice to cease hostilities. learn more

Diary November 10, 1941

Russian PoWs beg for a piece of bread

WW2 War Diary for Friday, November 10, 1941: Politics Britain: Churchill says in speech that Britain and USA will form common front in event of blatant Japanese aggression against latter. Air War Germany: RAF bombers attacking Hamburg. learn more