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18th June 1940

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Events On This Day

Adolf Hitler and Mussolini met at Munich, to discuss the French request for peace. Demand for names of French Plenipotentiaries later sent to Bordeaux.

Fighting continued in France. Germans pushed deep into Normandy and Brittany, advanced detachments reached Cherbourg, and Rennes. Advance continued towards the Jura.

French army of the Loire defending line from Tours to La Charité. German troops established bridgeheads at points between Orleans, and Nevers.

Germans claimed to have captured fortress of Belfort, and that the Maginot line had been penetrated to Rhine-Marne Canal.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers carried out reconnaissances over northern France, Belgium and Holland.

During the night large forces of bombers attacked military objectives in north-west Germany, 250 bombs dropped on Bremen.

It was announced that nearly all the BEF to be evacuated from North Western France had now arrived in England.

During the night of 18-19 June 1940, 100 Luftwaffe raiders cross, the English east and southeast coasts. High explosives and incendiary bombs were dropped near Thames estuary and elsewhere. Seven bombers shot down. Casualties, 12 killed 30 injured.

Nazi plot to seize Uruguay disclosed.

M5 Minesweeper
Sunk 18 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.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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