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5th April 1940

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Paris reported that German patrols showed great activity on the Western front, a determined but unsuccessful raid being made on the French post, preceded by intense artillery fire. The attack was beaten off with casualties on both sides.

It was reported that the Norwegian liner Mira was attacked eight times by German bombers, while on way from England to Norway. During three of these attacks, British warships came to the rescue, to bombers were shot down and two others damaged.

German cargo ship Uhenfels, was captured by the British Navy in November, was brought up the Thames, the first prize ship to arrive in London.

German threats against Balkan states were renewed as a result of announcement of the formation of the English commercial cooperation.

Swedish and Norwegian ministers in London were handed notes said to clarify the allies attitude on Scandinavian neutrality.

M Georges Monnet French minister blockade, arrived in London and was in conference with Mr Cross, Minister of economic warfare.

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2194 Days Of War.
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