Diary February 2, 1942

Flakvierling of the Cruiser 'Prinz Eugen'

20-mm Flakvierling of the heavy cruiser ‘Prinz Eugen’ in action against British bombers in the harbour of Brest. In the background are ‘Scharnhorst’ and ‘Gneisenau’.

WW2 War Diary for Monday, February 2, 1942:

Secret War

Britain: British Naval Staff reports that Gneisenau and Scharnhorst will probably attempt to leave Brest and pass up Channel through Straits of Dover.


East Indies: Japanese overcome resistance of Dutch-Australian forces on Amboina Island.


Egypt: Cabinet resigns after petty dispute with King Farouk over his pro-Axis sympathies.

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