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14th June 1940

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German forces entered Paris, the French having retired to new defensive positions on the southside of the city. Germany made violent frontal assault on the Maginot line west of the Saar, but were repulsed with heavy losses. In champagne advanced German elements were nearing Romilly and St Dizier.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) heavy bombers attacked troop concentrations and lines of communication in the rear of Germany's advance along the Seine and Marne. Ammunition dumps in forest of St Michel and other woodland tracks set on fire. Boulogne docks bombed. Dunkirk Flushing and Ostend attacked.

During the night of 13-14 June 1940, French aircraft set on fire oil storage tanks in the region of Venice. Another formation dropped pamphlets on Rome.

French warships shelled industrial plants and railway lines on Italian coast.

British troops cooperating with the British Royal Air Force (RAF) captured Fort Capruzzo and and Fort Maddalena, near Egypt-Libya frontier.

It was announced from Cairo that during operations by the British naval and air units in a raid on Tobruk, Libya, on 11 June 1940, Italian cruiser San Giorgio and two submarines were hit and set on fire.

Air raid on Berbera in British Somaliland.

Italian planes attacked Sollum on the Egyptian coast.

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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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