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20th June 1940

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Events On This Day

French Plenipotentiaries left for Bordeaux.

Germans occupied Lyons and claimed capture of Brest. Fighting in the Maginot line continued on both sides of Thionville. Bordeaux suffered two bombing raids.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers attacked German aerodromes Rouen and at Schiphol, near Amsterdam.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) raids made on Diredawa, in Abyssinia, and inside the Libyan frontier.

British mechanised units from Sudan, routed Italian posts across Eritrean frontier.

HMS Andania, armed merchant cruiser reported sunk by U-boat.

The trawler HMS Juniper considered lost.

First contingents of Anzacs to come to Britain arrived safely.

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