16 June 1940

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North Africa

‘Battle’ of Nezuet Ghirba: clash between a small British patrol and an Italian troop convoy, ends in a British victory.

Western Front

The British suggest an Anglo-French Union for the course of the war but the idea is rejected by the French government.

Reynaud resigns as French Prime Minister and is replaced by Petain.

Eastern Front

Soviet Union issues ultimatums to Latvia and Estonia, acknowledged to be part of her sphere of influence by the pact with Germany


How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 16 June 1940, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1940_06_16.html
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