Diary for Friday, July 5, 1940:
Atlantic: Destroyer Whirlwind sunk by U-boat U 34 southwest of Ireland. Vichy-French warships and submarines capture three British merchant ships in reprisal for Mers-el-Kebir attack. U 30 enters new U-boat base at Lorient.
Vichy-France breaks off relations with Britain.
Swedish-German Railways Agreement: Germany obtains permission to utilize Swedish railways for the transport of war supplies and troops ‘on leave’ to and from Norway (vigorous British and Norwegian protests, July 8 and 17).