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10 June 2010

Sunday 9th June 1940

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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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