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24th May 1940

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Events On This Day

Violent fighting continued between Valenciennes, Cumbria and Arras.

British troops withdrew from Boulogne during the night of 23-24 May 1940, German mechanised forces entered the town. they were shelled by British warships outside the harbour.

South of the Somme French hold their line. Attacks between Rethel and Sedan were repulsed.

Germans claimed to have captured Tournai and Ghent.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombed communications in Rhineland, including Cologne, and Coblenz. There was intense activity over the fighting fronts.

German aircraft, active off the southeast coast at dawn.

The King broadcast a message to the Empire.

Further arrests were made of members of the British union of Fascists, of IRA and of Communists.

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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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