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23 May 1940

France
18 Jul 1940

France
21 Jun 1941

France
22 Apr 1942

France
  • Canadian and British troops raided the beaches near Boulogne, France in Operation Abercrombie, which failed to capture any German prisoners for interrogation and failed to destroy searchlight equipment. ww2dbase [Boulogne-sur-Mer, Nord-Pas-de-Calais | CPC]
3 Jun 1944

France
4 Jun 1944

France
12 Oct 1944

France
  • The docks at Boulogne, France were reopened, thus helping the Allied supply crisis to the armies north of the Seine River, which up to now had been reliant on Dieppe and Ostend whose combined capacity was only about 10,000 tons daily. ww2dbase [Boulogne-sur-Mer, Nord-Pas de Calais | AC]

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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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