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31st May 1940

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Events On This Day

Evacuation of British and French troops proceeded successfully owing to the remarkable coordinated action on all three services of the allies.

Relays of British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers continued pressure on German lines of communication, and formations of fighters maintained offensive patrols over Dunkirk area. Other heavy bombers carried out attacks against the military objectives in north-west Germany.

French recaptured western part of Abbeville. At another point near Somme estuary. They gained a foothold on the north bank of the River.

The British Admiralty announced that a British warship Curlew had been sunk by bombing off the coast of Norway.

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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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