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22nd June 1940

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The Second Armistice at Compiègne was signed at 6 50 pm on 22 June 1940 near Compiègne. Adolf Hitler deliberately chose Compiègne Forest as the site to sign the armistice due to its symbolic role as the site of the 1918 Armistice with Germany that signaled the end of World War I with a German defeat.

Germans pushed south of Lower Loire in direction of Laroche, Suryon and Poitiers. St Malo and Lorient occupied.

Mass raids made the British Royal Air Force (RAF) during the night of 21-22 June 1940, on Krupps works at Essen, and on aircraft factories at Bremen, Kassel, Göttingen, etc.

The British Admiralty announced that a large Italian submarine had surrendered after being attack by the trawler HMS Moonshine in the Gulf of Aden. Enemy supply ship sunk in North sea by aircraft of coastal command.

Italian aircraft raided Jibuti, but lost to bombers. Another bomber and crew captured near Zeilah, British Somaliland. Alexander suffered first bombing raid.

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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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