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10th June 1940

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Events On This Day

Italy declared war on the allies hostilities to begin at midnight.

Battle of France raged with growing violence. German pressure increased between roads from Amiens to Rouen and from Amiens to Vernon, and some elements crossed the lower Seine.

In Soissons sector Germany resumed its attack southwards towards River Ourcq and eastwards in the direction of Fismes.

In champagne Germany attacked with new divisions on both sides of Rethel and reached River Retourne. Farther east in Argonne battle raged with intensity. Everywhere there were stubborn resistance.

French artillery opened heavy bombardment on German positions at Swiss end of the front.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) dropped over 6600 incendiary bombs over munitions dumps in the Ardennes's forests. During night of 9-10 June 1940, British bombers ranged from mouth of Somme to Flushing and Mézières industrial areas of the Ruhr.

Ministry of information announced that Allied troops had been withdrawn from Northern Norway, to be used elsewhere.

King Haakon, Prince Olaf and members of the Norwegian government arrived in London.

The British Admiralty announced that the following ships must be presumed lost aircraft carrier HMS Glorious, destroyers HMS Acasta and HMS Ardent, transport HMS Orama and tanker Oil Pioneer

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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