Diary April 1, 1941
Diary for Tuesday, April 1, 1941:
Eleven opponents of Hitler were already shaved from the clock by the sharp clockwise. Now it is ‘5 minutes before 12’ for the last one, Churchill – means this newspapers cartoon.
Tankers San Conrado and Hidlefjord bombed and sunk by He 111 bombers in Bristol channel.
British capture Asmara (Eritrea).
Iraq: Raschid Ali and clique of national, anti-British officers (‘Brethren of the Golden Square’) seize power.
Japan: Rationing of rice begins in Tokyo and other cities.
New Yugoslav Prime Minister, General Simovic, refuses to meet Eden (in Athens) for fear of antagonizing Hitler.