Diary for Friday, June 28, 1940:
Romania: Rumanian Government submits to Russian ultimatum of June 26. Russian paratroops and armored forces enter Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina; several major clashes between Russian and Rumanian troops (occupation completed July 1).
France: Former French Prime Minister Reynaud injured in car accident near Bordeaux; his mistress, Countess de Portes, is killed.
Marshal Italo Balbo, celebrated Italian aviator, Minister for Air and Government-General of Libya, killed during air battle over Tobruk; his SM79 aircraft accidentally shot down by Italian flak.
Germans bomb and strafe Jersey and Guernsey (33 killed, 40 injured).
Battle of Moyale: Powerful Italian forces attack small British garrison (King’s African Rifles) on Kenya-Ethiopia border. Garrison counter-attacks July 2; heavy Italian bombardment July 9; garrison withdraws July 14.
Britain: Channel Islands demilitarized and 26,700 civilians evacuated.