BRUSSELS LIBERATED by British forces after lightening dash of 362 km in 4 days. US and French troops enter Lyons.
Holland: Prince Bernhard appointed commander of underground forces.
Retreating Germans abandon hundreds of thousands of intelligence dossiers at Brussels; these are subsequently discovered and examined by British investigators and found to contain street maps of every town and village in UK and Eire; maps of entire British and Irish coastlines and innumerable photographs, ranging from 1890s postcards to 1940 views of Battersea Power Station. All these data were to have been used during Operation ‘Sea Lion’.