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28th May 1940

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Events On This Day

Belgian army surrendered to Germany at dawn by order of King Leopold.

M Pierlot announced that the Belgian government repudiated the Kings decision as unconstitutional, that Council of ministers would take over his authority and would place all Belgian resources at the service of allies.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) continued to do utmost to relieve pressure on Allied lines by bombing attacks. Behind German lines, and on military objectives in Germany.

All three branches of British air service took part in a series of attacks on German positions on French and Belgium coasts.

The British air Ministry stated that on Monday the British Royal Air Force (RAF) fighters had a most successful day since invasion of low countries, 79 German aircraft being destroyed or disabled.

Narvik captured by Allied forces. Fagernes and Forsneset also in their hands.

The British Admiralty announced that the trawler's HMS Melbourne and HMS Cape Passaro were sunk by bombing.

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2194 Days Of War.
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