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6th June 1940

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Events On This Day

German attack continued at all points between coast and Chemin des Dames. More than 2000 tanks thrown against French lines. Strong Allied resistance. South west of lower Somme German units infiltrated as far as River Bresle, and also near Ailette Canal. British troops holding sector on lower Somme.

Allied air forces continued destruction of Rhineland railway system and factories, and made a series of attacks over the Somme front.

French fighter units brought down 21 Luftwaffe aircraft.

German raiders crossed east and southeast coasts at a number of points during nights of 5-6-7 June 1940, Incendiary and high explosive bombs dropped but damage done was slight. Seven casualties.

M Reynaud made changes in French cabinet, five ministers, including M Daladier, being dropped.

M11 Minesweeper
Sunk 6 June 1940

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