Diary for Wednesday, June 12, 1940:
British capture 62 Italians in skirmish on Egyptian border.
Egypt breaks off diplomatic relations with Italy. Turkey breaks off commercial relations with Italy. Britain and France sign non-aggression treaties with Thailand. Thai-Japanese Treaty of Friendship (to run for 5 years).
Japanese capture Ichang, vital port and air base on river Yangtse, east of Chungking.
Italy: Vatican newspaper Osservatore Romano, banned for publishing British and French war Communiqués (ban lifted June 13, when editors agree not to publish war news).