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21st June 1940

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Events On This Day

Adolf Hitler informed French delegation of armistice terms in Forest of Compiègne.

Fighting continued, particularly in the Vosges, near Thionville, and at Colmar.

Fleet air arm wrecked German gun emplacements is near Calais.

Coastal command attacked German shipping and oil depot at Willemsoord, Holland. Two ships sunk.

The Scharnhorst is attacked by aircraft from the British Royal Air Force (RAF) coastal command, at around 1500 hrs, six swordfish torpedo planes attacked, but were easily repulsed by Scharnhorst anti-aircraft guns.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers attacked Tobruk, Libya and secured a hit on Italian warship. Malta raided for times during night of 20-21 June 1940.

Fourth Canadian contingent arrived safely in England.

Polish President and cabinet arrived in London from Angers.

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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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