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22nd May 1940

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Events On This Day

It was announced that Arras had been recaptured by allies on 21 May 1940, but the Germans were still pressing towards the coast.

British forces counter-attacked between Arras and Douai.

Heavy fighting in progress between Valenciennes and Cambria.

During the night of 21-22 May 1940, the British Royal Air Force (RAF) made large-scale bombing attacks on German communications in Namur, Dinant and Aachen areas. Other raids on military objectives in Rhenish Prussia.

Emergency Powers Defence Act, empowering government to control both persons and property, passed in both houses.

Stavanger Aerodrome bombed during the night of 21-22 May 1940.

The trawler HMS Rifsness reported lost through bombing by Luftwaffe aircraft.

R42 R-boat
Launched 22 May 1940

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