Diary for Sunday, June 16, 1940:
Guderian captures Besancon.
France: Reynaud Cabinet resigns; PETAIN FORMS NEW GOVERNMENT. General Weygand, Minister of Defense. British Ambassador presents Draft Declaration of ‘Act of Union’ between Britain and France; French rejection.
32,500 British and Allied troops and RAF personnel evacuated from Brest; 21,500 Canadian troops evacuated from St Malo (June 16-17). British cargo liner Wellington Star (13,200 t) sunk by U-boat U-101 in Bay of Biscay. Evacuation of British and Allied troops from Biscay ports (Operation Ariel) begins: 57,000 troops leave Nantes and St Nazaire. Italian submarine Galilei sinks Norwegian tanker James Stove (8,200 t) in Indian Ocean.
Russian ultimatums to Estonia and Latvia.