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Diary May 22, 1940


RAF Fairey Battle bombers escorted by French Curtiss Hawk fighters
RAF Fairey Battle bombers escorted by French Curtiss Hawk fighters shortly before their attack on German bridges.
Diary for Wednesday, May 22, 1940:

Air War

RAF bomb German communications and dumps on river Meuse near Namur and north of river Aisne. Attempted raid on Leipzig power station (night May 22-23).

Western Front

Guderian‘s Panzer Corps strikes north from Abbeville towards Boulogne, Calais and Dunkirk.

Sea War

French destroyers give covering fire to Anglo-French forces in Boulogne.

Home Fronts

Britain: Emergency Powers Defense Act passed through Parliament.

Secret War

British Government Code and Cipher School breaks Luftwaffe Enigma cipher for May 20. Luftwaffe Enigma Code now read almost daily for rest of war.

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