History Quiz / The UK in the 20th Century: 1941

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1941?

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British troops attack this Italian-held African country.19th January
In view of its pro-Soviet stance, The Daily Worker, newspaper of this political party, is suppressed by the Home Secretary.21st January
Australian and British forces attack and capture Tobruk, in this African country, from the Italians.21st-22nd January
Reserve Constable Albert Alexander becomes the first person treated with this drug intravenously. He reacted positively but there was insufficient supply to reverse his infection.12th February
The 'three nights' Blitz' begins over this south Welsh city.19th February
This American president signs the Lend-Lease Act into US law, allowing the country to supply military equipment to Britain.11th March
Greece capitulates, forcing British troops to withdraw to this Greek island.21st April
The German submarine U-110 is captured by the Royal Navy, with this crytography machine and codebooks intact.9th May
This German, Deputy F├╝hrer, parachutes into Scotland claiming to be on a peace mission.10th May
The first British aircraft of this type, the Gloster E.28/39, is flown at RAF Cranwell in Lincolnshire.15th May
The German battleship Bismarck sinks this ship, the pride of the Royal Navy, killing all but 3 crewmen.24th May
This meatless pie, created at the Savoy Hotel to enable a nutritious diet to be followed despite rationing, and named after the Minister of Food, is introduced.May
Britain invades this Middle Eastern country and overthrows the pro-Axis government.4th June
This man's comedy Blithe Spirit opens in London, and runs for 1,997 consecutive performances, setting a record for a non-musical play which stands for more than 20 years.2nd July
This RAF fighter ace suffers a mid-air collision over France and is subsequently taken prisoner by the Germans.9th August
Josef Jakobs becomes the last person executed at this London landmark when he faces execution by firing squad following conviction for an offence under the Treachery Act 1940.15th August
This Ronald Searle-created fictional school, which has since appeared in a series of comedy films, features in cartoon form for the first time.October
This aircraft carrier is hit by the German submarine U-81; she capsizes and sinks the next day.13th November
Less than 8 hours after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Imperial Japanese forces invade this Asian British Crown colony.8th December

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