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4th June 1940

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Events On This Day

Evacuation from Dunkirk, completed at 7 a.m.

Mr Churchill stated in the house that 335,000 British and French troops were brought out by the Navy, a deliverance, largely due to the British Royal Air Force (RAF). BEF losses exceeded 30,000 killed, wounded and missing, included 1000 guns and all transport and armoured vehicles.

The French Admiralty announced that 300 French warships and merchant vessels with 200 smaller boats, took part in the evacuation. Five destroyers and a supply ship were lost and others damaged.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) and French bombers made reprisal raids during the night of 3-4 June 1940, on Munich, Frankfurt, and the Ruhr and Rhineland munitions works, oil depots and transport centres.

Le Havre region bombed by enemy planes three hours.

Sir Edmund Ironside General Officer Commander-In-Chief of the home forces, organising bodies of strongly armed troops were home defence.

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The Second Great War.
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2194 Days Of War.
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