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20th May 1940

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German pressure continued in region of St Quintin towards Channel ports. French announced heavy fighting east of Cambria and successful counter-attacks near Peronne.

Germans captured Leon.

German units, which had crossed the Aisne near Rethel were thrown back. Violent attacks near Montmedy were also repulsed BEF command stated that repeated attacks by German mechanised formations in the area south of the river Scarpe and against the Scheldt position were beaten off.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) carried out successful attacks on armoured vehicles in Arras-Cambria-Bapaumespace area and other parts of the fighting fronts. In a night raid Rotterdam oil tanks were set on fire.

The British Admiralty announced that the destroyer HMS Whitley had been damaged by bombs and subsequently beached

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The Second Great War.
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The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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