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Diary June 1, 1940


Lockheed Hudson reconaissance bomber of the RAF Coastal Command
Picture from the same day: a Lockheed Hudson reconnaissance bomber of the RAF Coastal Command flying over the beaches of Dunkirk.
Diary for Saturday, June 1, 1940:

Sea War

64,400 troops evacuated from Dunkirk. Destroyers Keith (flagship), Basilisk and Havant, French destroyer Foudroyant and large transport Scotia bombed and sunk. Fife destroyers damaged by bombing. Evacuation by day has to be abandoned.

Air War

Germans bomb Lyons-Marseilles railway; British liner Orford (20,000 t) sunk at Marseilles.

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