The remaining troops of the Norwegian Army (6th Division) surrender, after Norway surrenders unconditionally.
Italy declares war on Britain and France, effective from the 11th June 1940.
President Roosevelt condemns Germany and Italy and promises material aid to both Britain and France
British advance breaks through Vichy opposition in Syria.
Prague radio announces the extermination of Lidice, a village of about 2,000. All the men were shot and women sentÂ to concentration camps. All buildings are razed to the ground as a reprisal for Heydrich killing.
Another German offensive in the East begins as two German armies of 33 division, five of them Panzer, attack fromÂ Kharkov on the Volchansk Front, a massive assault that will roll on until the 26th,scattering the Russian forcesÂ ahead of them.
Panzer Army Afrika finally captures Bir Hacheim, a strongpoint fiercely defended by Foreign Legionnaire’s of theÂ Free French Forces. The British Eighth Army is pushed towards the Egyptian border.
A co-ordinated air offensive is begun, with the US 8th Air Force, flying precision bombing missions by day and RAFÂ Bomber Command, flying area saturation missions by night, against major German cities.
German counterattacks against Allied invasion forces are unsuccessful for lack of armoured reserves in the area.
Troops of the 2nd SS Panzer Division ‘Das Reich’ massacre the inhabitants of Oradour-sur-Glane in France.
The Australian 9th Division makes two landings in Brunei Bay, Borneo.