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11th May 1940

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Events On This Day

Waves of German planes continued to land troops by parachute in Holland and Belgium. Most said to have been killed or captured.

Dutch high command admitted that German forces had crossed the Yssel near Arnhem.

Big battle in progress at Rotterdam.

All Dutch aerodromes seized by Germans recaptured except Waalhaven, at Rotterdam, which was heavily bombed by the British Royal Air Force (RAF).

British and French troops now fighting alongside Dutch. French troops in contact with German forces west of the Moselle.

Heavy German attack in Maastricht district where German forces captured a fortress, crossed Albert Canal, advanced to the outskirts of Tongres, and later reached Waremme.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) delivered a series of attacks on German mechanised troops advancing from the Rhine towards the Meue. Roads from Maastricht were also bombed.

Allied air forces attacked Rheinland aerodromes and railway junctions.

General mobilisation in Switzerland.

British and French forces landed on Dutch West Indian islands of Curacao and Aruba to safeguard important oil refineries.

The British Admiralty announced that fleet air arm had made two further attacks on German forces at Bergen and obtained hits on warships, believed to be the Bremse.

Mr Churchill, set up a War Cabinet of five members, and began appointing new ministers.

Anti-Allied demonstrations in Rome and other Italian cities.

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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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