Today in World War II History—June 10, 1940 & 1945
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 by Sarah Sundin
80 Years Ago—June 10, 1940: In France, German troops cross the Seine, and British troops begin to evacuate from Le Havre and St. Valéry.
Italy declares war on England and France.
President Roosevelt makes first speech pledging aid to Britain, in his commencement speech at University of Virginia, where his son, Franklin Jr., is receiving his degree.
75 Years Ago—June 10, 1945: Australian troops land at Brunei on Japanese-occupied Borneo, an important port, and capture Labuan airfield.