10 June 1940


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Italy declares war on Britain and France, hoping to pick up some of the spoils after the fall of France. Canada declares war in Italy, Belgium breaks off relations with Italy.


Norway capitulates, but the King and government set up a Government in Exile in London

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 10 June 1940, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1940_06_10.html
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