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21st May 1940

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Events On This Day

Situation on Western front between Cambria and the Somme very confused. In their drive towards Channel ports, advanced German forces reached Amiens and Arras.

Germans also claimed to be in Abbeville and to have defeated the French ninth Army and captured its commander, General Giraud.

Intense activity of all air forces, British Royal Air Force (RAF) bomber and fighter aircraft continuously engaged in operations over fronts in Belgium and northern France.

The British Admiralty announced that the cruiser HMS Effingham had been lost after striking an uncharted rock of Norway. Also that the minelayer, HMS Princess Victoria had been sunk by an enemy mine.

M26 Minesweeper
Launched 21 May 1940

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France Cannot Die!

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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