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The Road to Liberation - 18th February 1941



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80 years ago today in Jersey 18th February 1941


Today would be the 233rd day of the Islands Occupation with 1,541 days remaining.


Islanders start to receive news from relatives off-island via the red cross.

There are yet more changes to rations.

 

Further afield

18th February 1941


The commonwealth graves commission record 267 deaths this day 80 years ago, the average age was 31.


Atlantic

The Humber Minesweepers had a successful day on the 18th when 30 acoustic and five magnetic mines were detonated.


H.M.S. Plover laid 240 mines in St. George's Channel. Minelaying by aircraft has taken place off the Norwegian, French Atlantic and Dutch coasts.


German submarine U-96 sank British ship Black Osprey 140 miles south of Iceland at 0227 hours; 25 were killed, 11 survived. German submarine U-103 sank British ship Seaforth 330 miles south of Iceland at 2133 hours. 59 survivors took to lifeboats, but they were never seen again.


Luftwaffe Action

German aircraft mined the Suez Canal in Egypt, forcing the transit of carrier HMS Formidable (below) into the Mediterranean Sea to be delayed.