Wehrmacht History 1935 to 1945


Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links

23rd May 1940

WWII Timeline

Events On This Day

Premier announced that Abbeville was now in German hands, and that there was heavy fighting around, and in Boulogne. BEF reported fierce fighting in Arras sector.

Fierce battle in progress on upper Scheldt between Landrecies and Cambria. Germans crossed the Scheldt further north at Audenarde. Allied forces withdrew to new positions behind river Lys.

During the night of 22-23 May 1940, strong force of the British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers attacked the objectives behind fighting front in Meuse sector, at Namur, Charleroi and North of the Aisne. Other large formations penetrated into Germany. Power station near Leipzig bombed.

The French Admiralty announced loss of coast of Holland of submarine Doris destroyer Adroit, and supply ship Niger.

Sir Oswald Mosley and other leading fascists put under arrest.

Go To: 24th May


Leave a Comment




CAPTCHA Image Audio Version Refresh


The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

For a complete list of sources
WWII News articles from around the world

Sponsored Links

WWII Timeline
World War Two Timeline, detailing every event, day by day from 1935 through to 1945.
WWII Timeline

Support This Site
There are many ways to help support this site if you would like more information
Click Here

Join Our Newsletter
To receive the latest news on Book Reviews, Movies and site updates join my free Newsletter

Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links

Bookmark & Share
Please bookmark this site and tell your friends!
Bookmark and Share

This website is NOT meant to promote Nazism, the politics of Adolf Hitler, or any other political ideology. It deals with the subject of German military during a particular period of history nothing else.

©Wehrmacht History

Reliable Web Hosting