Sniper's Telescope Belonging to Private Charles William Smith

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Category: 
Equipment
Conflict: 
First World War
Location: 
Western Front
Story: 
Private Charles Smith

On this day

On this day
8 July

1941 — Troops of 17 Brigade continued fighting against Vichy French troops in Syria, leading to the capture of Beirut

1942 — 13 Wellington bombers of 460 Squadron, RAAF, took part in a night-time bombing raid on the major German port of Wilhelmshaven, severely damaging the ship-building yards