Diary for Friday, June 14, 1940:
GERMAN FORCES ENTER PARIS. General von Bock, CO Army Group B, reviews victory parades in Place de la Concorde and at Arc de Triomphe. Germans capture intact Renault tank factory at Billancourt and Schneider-Creusot armament works. Only 700,000 people remain in city out of population of 5 Millions.
German Army Group C (24 divisions) attacks Maginot Line and prepares to cross the Rhine. Churchill orders immediate evacuation of all remaining British troops. French Government leaves Tours for Bordeaux.
Japanese High Command advises British, American, Russian and German Embassies to evacuate their nationals from Chungking to places of safety.
Spain: Spanish Moroccan troops occupy ‘International Zone’ of Tangiers (North Africa).
Mediterranean: Three Italian destroyers shell Sollum, Egypt.
French and Polish ‘Enigma’ code breakers leave Paris. They fly from Toulouse to Algiers, June 24.