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7 May 1940
  • Adolf Hitler pushed the decision date for the invasion of France to the following day. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Dutch Army suspended all leaves. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Neville Chamberlain faced criticism during the Norway Debate. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • German Luftwaffe aircraft attacked British cruiser HMS Aurora off Narvik, Norway at 1641 hours, putting A and B turrets out of action and killing 7 Royal Marines. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • US President Roosevelt ordered the US Navy Pacific Fleet to remain in Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii indefinitely as a deterrent to Japanese expansionism. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Kliment Voroshilov stepped down as the People's Commissar for Defense of the Soviet Union. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

7 May 1940 Interactive Map

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

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"All that silly talk about the advance of science and such leaves me cold. Give me peace and a retarded science."

Thomas Dodd, late 1945