Diary April 16, 1942

Two German soldiers with their MG34 man a defensive post on the Channel coast

Two German soldiers with their MG34 man a defensive post on the Channel coast. The much vaunted Atlantic Wall was rather thin in places.

WW2 War Diary for Thursday, April 16, 1942:

Occupied Territories

France: Field Marshal von Rundstedt put in charge of the ‘Atlantic Wall‘.

Home Fronts

Malta: GEORGE CROSS AWARDED TO MALTA in recognition of untold heroism of entire civilian and military population during countless enemy raids.

Sea War

Mediterranean: Italian submarine Marcantonio Colonna laid up at Genoa (scrapped 1943); 2 sister ships consigned to harbour service.

Call of War
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