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8th May 1940

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In both houses of parliament, government was criticised for conduct of the Norwegian campaign. In the Commons, the opposition challenged, a division, which resulted in government majority of 81.

The British Admiralty announced the loss of six naval trawlers through Luftwaffe air attack off the Norwegian coast, Warwickshire, Cape Chelyuskin, Jardine, St Goran, Gaul, and Aston Villa.

Swedish steamer Monark, manned by German prize crew, reported torpedoed after due warning by British submarine on 4 May 1940.

M19 Minesweeper
Commissioned 8 May 1940

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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