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19th April 1940

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It was reported from Stockholm, that Anglo Norwegian and German forces had met in Trondheim sector. Germans said to have been forced to abandon use of Vaernes aerodrome owing to Allied air attacks.

Another report stated that British forces had landed at Romsdalsfjord, southwest of Trondheim.

Hegra fortress on Trondheim-Storlien railway, still holding out against attack from land and air.

French fighter planes shot down, one Luftwaffe reconnaissance machine on French soil, and another behind enemy lines.

Dutch premier announced extension of state of siege to entire territory of Netherlands.

M Stoyadinovitch, former Yugoslav premier, arrested and interned.

R47 R-boat
Launched 19 April 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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