Eighty years on. 20th May 1940


German tanks reached the sea.  In ten days they have travelled two hundred miles from the German border to the English Channel. Almost a million Allied soldiers were surrounded in Northern France and Belgium.

Rommel’s 7th Panzer Division moved out of Cambrai and advanced twenty miles, stopping outside Arras, which is strongly held by the British Expeditionary Force, to allow their infantry to catch up.

The advance of Guderian’s Panzer Corps is even more spectacular.  1st Panzer Division took Amiens in the morning and 2nd Panzer Division captured Abbeville in the evening.  A reconnaissance unit of 2nd Panzer Division reached the sea at Noyelles-sur-Mer on the Somme estuary.  They covered fifty miles in a day.

Arthur Seyss-Inquart, former Chancellor of Austria, was appointed Commissioner for the Netherlands.

Game day 263. USA

The loaded convoy left Hawaii for the Carolines.  The returning empty convoy reached Los Angeles.

Credits:   Historical information:  http://www.worldwar2daybyday.blogspot.com, Wikipedia, Chronicle of the Second World War (JL International Publications, 1994).  Background image to game maps: Hasbro Ltd.

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General Whiskers

Wargaming butterfly (mainly solo), unpainted model figure amasser, and Historical Re-enactor of the black powder era.

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