Diary February 17, 1942

Nazi propaganda Channel dash

The Nazi propaganda is happy with the successful breakthrough of the battlecruisers ‘Scharnhorst’ and ‘Gneisenau’ and the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen through the chanal.

WW2 War Diary for Tuesday, February 17, 1942:

Home Fronts

Britain: Commons debate on escape of German battlecruisers from Brest. Churchill announces setting up of commission of inquiry under Mr Justice Bucknill.

Occupied Territories

Singapore: Japanese rename Singapore, Skonun (‘Light of the South’).

Sea War

Pacific: Japanese submarine I-25 launches diminutive Yokosuka seaplane for reconnaissance flight over Sydney (similar flights over Melbourne, Hobart and Wellington, February 26 – March 8).

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