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16th May 1940

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Events On This Day

Biggest British Royal Air Force (RAF) offensive of the war took place during the night of 15-16 May 1940, when bombers raided German roads, railways and military encampments east of the Rhine.

Heavy fighting same night between Gembloux and Namur in sector southeast of Brussels, the German forces are attacking with mechanised forces and aeroplanes.

Fighting in progress during the day on British front in Belgium.

French War office stated that the day was comparatively calm, with much regrouping of units on both sides.

Great air battle over Sedan.

Belgian government moved to Ostend.

Germans attempting to crush Dutch resistance in Zeeland, flushing between ultimate objective.

Five air attacks made on Nancy during the night.

German aircraft shot down near Paris.

Allied forces converging on Narvik occupied two villages to the north on the opposite side of the Fjord.

Naval aircraft attack fuel supplies in Bergen area.

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