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6th May 1940

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British and French troops who took part in Norwegian campaign landed at Scottish ports and were welcomed by General Ironside, Chief of the Imperial General staff, and by General Millhauser, of the French army.

Germans reported to be consolidating their positions in southern Norway, and to be sending reinforcements to Narvik by air.

North of Roeros Norwegian troops reported to be still putting up desperate resistance against German troops advancing from Stoeren.

Three Allied destroyers reported sunk by Luftwaffe aircraft while providing defence for troop convoy off Norway, HMS Afridi, French Bison, and the Polish destroyer Grom,

Germans claimed to have captured a British submarine, disabled by a mine in the Kattegat.

Three British trawlers, Penn, Hercules and Leonora, were overdue and presumed lost.

It was reported that the King of Sweden and Adolf Hitler had written exchange of views during the latter part of April.

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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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