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23rd May 1940

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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.

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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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