10 May 1940

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Western Front

First day of the German offensive in the west. German troops invade Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg

War in the Air

Night of 10-11 May: First Allied bombs dropped on Germany, when Whitleys attack targets near raid near München Gladbach

Great Britain

Chamberlain resigns as British Prime Minister and is replaced by Winston Churchill

General

British troops occupy Iceland to prevent a German invasion that would threaten the trans-atlantic trade routes


How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 10 May 1940, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1940_05_10.html
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