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15th June 1940

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Events On This Day

In Normandy, fighting continued in regions west of Louviers and in region of Evreux. South of Paris, French armies continued withdrawal prescribed by high command. Further east Germans crossed the Seine in Romilly area. Pressure increased in the region from Troyes to St Dizier, and advanced guards pushed in the direction of Chaumont.

Germans claimed to have captured town, citadel and two forts of Verdun, and to have succeeded in piercing the Maginot line near Saarbrucken.

In Alsace German attacked in region of Neuf Brisach on the Rhine, between Basle and Strasbourg. Some detachments crossed the river and established a bridgehead.

French government left Tours for Bordeaux.

President Roosevelt replied to M Reynaud's appeal, pledging United States to redouble its efforts to supply the allies with planes and armaments.

During the night of 14-15 June 1940, the British Royal Air Force (RAF) carried out a series of raids on South Germany and in the Ruhr.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) raided Italian thoughts on Egypt-Libya frontier at Sidi Areiz and bombed military objectives near Jarabub. Assab also raided again.

Aircraft of coastal command, destroyed large supplies of munitions on quay at Bergen.

The British Admiralty announced that the cruiser HMS Calypso had been sunk by Italian submarine, and that the trawler's HMS Myrtle and HMS Ocean Sunlight had been mined.

Italian liner Fortunata was reported sunk by French destroyer.

Lithuania occupied by Soviet troops after expiration of ultimatum

R50 R-boat
Launched 15 June 1940

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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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