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11th June 1940

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Battle of France reached the greatest violence on whole, fighting front. Under cover of smokescreens Germans attempted to cross the Seine between Rouen and Vernon. Farther east, French made fighting withdrawal two positions south of River Marne, In champagne Germans brought up fresh divisions south of the Aisne and attempted to cross the Retourne.

In Argonne all attacks were repulsed. French counter-attacked south of Attigny.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombed German lines of communication, leading to Rouen and the Seine, and damaged railways, roads and bridges. Continuous attacks made on important crossings of the Meuse, and also on military objectives in western Germany.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) raided aerodromes in Libya and Italian East Africa, inflicting severe damage. South African air force bombed Moyale, Italian frontier post in Abyssinia. Unconfirmed reports of Italian attacks on British and French in Somaliland. Italian aeroplanes attacked Malta, killing 35 civilians and six soldiers.

Aircraft of coastal command, bombed German warships of Trondheim harbour, two cruisers and a transport hit

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The Second Great War.
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The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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