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Diary June 6, 1940

Rommel in France 1940
General Erwin Rommel during the Battle of France.
Diary for Thursday, June 6, 1940:


Despite strong French resistance, Rommel breaks through west of Amiens and advances 20 miles (ca. 32 km).

Air War

21 LeO-451 bombers (11 lost) attack German spearheads at Chaulnes, west of St Quentin, and engage Me 109Es and Me 110s.

Sea War

Atlantic: Armed merchant cruiser Carinthia (20,300 t) sunk by U-boat U-46 west of Ireland.


Sir Stafford Cripps appointed British Ambassador in Moscow (the post has been vacant since January 1940).

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