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21st March 1940

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Events On This Day

M Paul Reynaud formed a new cabinet in which he was foreign minister as well as prime minister. Nine members are to form an inner war cabinet. M Daladier remains as Minister of National defence and war, and three Socialists are included.

The British Admiralty announced that two more ships in raided convoy had been damaged, British steamer Northern Coast and Norwegian Erling Lindoe.

Norwegian ship Svinta was damaged while in convoy on Wednesday was sunk by U-boat.

Danish ships Christiansborg, Minsk, and Charkow were sunk by a U-boat.

Luftwaffe aircraft appeared over the Shetlands, and was chased away by British fighters. No bombs were dropped.

The Queen Mary left New York for a secret destination.

Z29 Destroyer
Laid down 21 March 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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