17 May 1940

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Western Front

BEF is reported to have pulled back west of Brussels

Germans enter Brussels, Louvain and Malines

Massive German attack devlopes between the Sambre and the Meuse, with heavy fighting on the front from Sedan to Rethel

The Dutch islands of Walcheren and Beveland are evacuated

War in the Air

RAF Bomber Command attacks targets in western Germany

War at Sea

Belgian liner Ville de Bruges is sunk by bombing


How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 17 May 1940, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1940_05_17.html
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