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Diary June 15, 1940

German assault crafts are crossing Rhine
German assault crafts are crossing the river Rhine.
Diary for Saturday, June 15, 1940:

France

Germans capture Verdun. German 7th Army (Army Group C) crosses Rhine opposite Colmar. French Army GHQ moves south from Briare, on the Loire, to Vichy.

Sea War

Evacuation of British and Allied troops from northwest France (Operation Cycle) begins: 30,600 British troops begin to leave Cherbourg.

Politics

US President Roosevelt replies to Reynaud’s appeal of June 14: USA will continue to give France all possible material help and moral support, but is unable to make any direct military commitment.

Neutrals

Baltic States: Russian forces enter Lithuania.

Air War

Italian aircraft raid targets in Southern France and Corsica.

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