25 September 1940

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Occupied Europe

Quisling forms a government in Norway

Finland

The Finns allow the Germans to move troops across Finland

Africa

Free French expedition to Dakar officially abandoned after resistance is stronger than expected

Books

Traditional Enemies - Britain's War with Vichy France 1940-1942, John D Grainger. Looks at the series of battles between Vichy France and Britain between the fall of France in 1940 and Operation Torch at the end of 1942. Politically well balanced, acknowledging the genuine motives behind each British attack and the difficult balancing act the Vichy government was attempting but failing to pull off, and with good accounts of the military actions. [read full review]
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 25 September 1940, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1940_09_25.html
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