Diary April 24, 1942

cruiser Aurora winter 1941-42

The old armoured cruiser Aurora behind a anti-aircraft gun in Leningrad in winter 1941-42. In 1917 the signal for the Bolshevik Revolution was a shot fired from this ship.

WW2 War Diary for Friday, April 24, 1942:

Air War

Eastern Front – Operation Goetz von Berlichingen: Russian cruiser Kirov receives further damage from Luftwaffe at Leningrad.

Home Fronts

Canada: Death of Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of ‘Anne of Green Gables’; aged 67.

Secret War

Occupied France: Germans smash ‘Autogiro’-SOE Spy Circuit in Paris (4 agents court-marshalled December 1942 and sent to Colditz).

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