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9th June 1940

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German offensive increased in extent and violence. From Forges-les-Eaux armoured units reached the outskirts of Rouen and Pont de l'Arche, on the Seine. Germany launched an attack in the Champagne, along 25 mile front between Château Porcien and Le Chesne.

German parachute troops were dropped North of Vouziers but were immediately surrounded.

German pressure diminished in Bresle region, and Aumale-Noyon sector, but was resumed south of Aisne near Soissons. Heavy German raids around Paris, particularly in the region of Pontoise.

The British Admiralty announced that contact had been made between British and German naval forces in northern waters, on 8 June 1940.

R43 R-boat
Launched 9 June 1940

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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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