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The Road to Liberation - 20th February 1941



Good Morning


Today we start again! wish us luck, lots of sites to see and visit. Below are two 3d Tours of the Bunkers at Resistance Nest Carriere so at least you can join us virtually today.


For volunteering at our sites for research and maintenance please contact us so we can come up with a rota and more details for you info@jerseywartours.com


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80 years ago today in Jersey 20th February 1941


Today would be the 235th day of the Islands Occupation with 1,539 days remaining.



 

Further afield

20th February 1941


The commonwealth graves commission record 160 deaths this day 80 years ago, the average age was 31.


Atlantic

British vessel Scottish Standard was damaged by Luftwaffe aircraft northwest of Scotland. British vessel “Rigmor” was sunk by Luftwaffe aircraft.


Mediterranean

British submarine HMS Regent (below) attacked German ships Arta, Heraklea, Menes and Martiza carrying German Afrika Korps troops from Naples, Italy to Tripoli escorted by Italian destroyers Freccia, Saetta, and Turbine. Menes was damaged by a torpedo hit but was able to be towed to Tripoli. Saetta counterattacked HMS Regent, causing damage.



Luftwaffe Action

Enemy activity by night consisted of widespread raids over East Anglia, with aerodromes apparently the principal objectives, and an attack by about 70 aircraft on the Swansea area.