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2nd May 1940

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Mr Chamberlain announced that it had been decided to abandon the idea of taking Trondheim from the South, and that all British forces had been withdrawn from Aandalsnes and transferred elsewhere.

Mr Chamberlain, and later the War office announced that Allied troops south of Trondheim had been withdrawn and successfully embarked at Aandalsnes and neighbouring ports.

German force reported to have reached Aandalsnes during the afternoon.

King Haakon, and other members of the Royal family and Norwegian ministers embarked at Molde for another destination in Norway.

In Narvik area, detachments were in contact with the German forces.

The British air ministry announced that the British Royal Air Force (RAF) had again bombed aerodromes at Stavanger, Aalborg and Fornebu.

The submarines HMS Tarpon and HMS Sterlet were overdue and and presumed lost.

The British Admiralty announced the loss of the sloop HMS Bittern.

Paris reported that French submarine had torpedoed a U-boat. Also, that a French patrol ship had been mined, and they destroyer seriously damaged.

Mr Chamberlain announced that a British and French battle fleet was in the eastern Mediterranean, and on way to Alexandria.

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The Second Great War.
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The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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