10 June 2010

Sunday 9th June 1940

Very warm, sunshine through haze in morning, but thunder storm of considerable severity in afternoon ending in torrent of rain, also hail. Walk in evening; met Madge, Margaret, Eileen and a little girl, Margery Raybold. Along Coombe Lane, to Malden, returning Burlington Road & By-pass. Met Aunt Liza and Len's girl Doris; they are both quite certain that Len is safe: I hope he is.

On this day: British and French completed withdrawal of 25,000 men from Norway. 4,400 British had died, 1,335 Norwegian, 530 French & Polish, 1, 317 German, and a further 2,373 Germans missing or lost at sea. Hitler considered the campaign 'bold' and 'saucy'.

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