25 December 1941
Soviets launch Kerch-Feodosia amphibious assault.
3,700 people are said to have starved to death in Leningrad
Hong Kong surrenders to the Japanese
Hong Kong 1941-45 - First strike in the Pacific War, Benjamin Lai
Looks at the eighteen day long battle of Hong Kong, a gallant but doomed British and Commonwealth attempt to defend the colony against a larger Japanese army with powerful air support. Also covers the Chinese resistance, the fate of the POWs and the eventual liberation of Hong Kong. A good history of one of the earliest battles of the Pacific War. [read full review
How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 25 December 1941 , http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1941_12_25.html