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25th May 1940

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Events On This Day

Hard fighting, said to be still going on in Boulogne.

French communique stated that in the North there was no important change in the situation. Positions on the Somme had been consolidated. French reoccupied part of Amiens on the left bank of the River.

The British air ministry announced that coastal command aircraft, set on fire oil storage tanks at Rotterdam.

German motor torpedo boat sunk by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) bomber of Dutch coast.

Luftwaffe aircraft dropped bombs during the night of 24-25 May 1940, in North riding area of Yorkshire and in rural areas East Anglia eight civilians injured.

Armament and munitions factories now working 24 hours a day seven days a week.

Oberhausen E Hospital ship
Commissioned 25 May 1940

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