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Attack on Mers-el-Kébir

Attack on Mers-el-Kébir

3 July marks 80 Years since the Attack on Mers-el-Kébir, during World War Two (1939-1945). The Royal Navy attacked French ships in port in order to prevent them being used to assist the German war effort, given the French Armistice signed 22 June 1940.

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