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Diary May 23, 1940


Me109 is landing on a captured French airfield
Me 109 is landing on a captured French airfield. On the ground are destroyed Morane-Saulnier MS406 fighters.
Diary for Thursday, May 23, 1940:

Western Front

Germans cross river Scheldt at Oudenarde. BEF in Belgium put on half-rations following loss of supply depots.

Sea War

Six British destroyers evacuate 4,400 troops from Boulogne, under heavy fire. French destroyers Jaguar and Drage sunk.

Air War

18 Latecoere seaplanes dive-bomb bridges and road junctions between Boulogne and the Somme. Me 109 Es shoot down three.

Home Fronts

Britain: Sir Oswald Mosley, leader of British Union of Fascists, and Captain Ramsay, president of Right Club and Conservative MP for Peebles, arrested. 76 IRA men arrested in North Ireland.

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