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27th June 1940

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Events On This Day

Russia presented 24 hour ultimatum to Romania, requiring cession of Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina, and satisfaction of other demands.

New seat of pétain government reported to be Clermont-Ferrand.

General Mittelhauser, French Commander-In-Chief in near East, announced that hostilities had ceased in Syria.

French government dismissed governors general of Indochina and of Madagascar.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers made daylight raids into Germany. Oil refineries near Hanover, and at Bremen hit. Other formations attacked military objectives in Denmark and North Germany. Oil tanks at Nyborg, west of Copenhagen, set on fire.

Luftwaffe aircraft crossed British coast during the night. Anti-aircraft defences and the British Royal Air Force (RAF) fighters went into action.

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