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10 Jun 1941
  • Desperate for sources of raw materials, Japanese leadership was infuriated when the United States won the contract to purchase all the Tungsten mined in Bolivia over the next three years. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Allied troops captured several villages in the French Mandate of Syria and the Lebanon as they advanced toward Beirut. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • British steamship Royal Scot hit an acoustic mine and sank in the Humber estuary on the eastern coast of England, United Kingdom. Patrol vessel HMS Pintail arrived to assist, but also struck a mine, sinking immediately; 55 were killed aboard Pintail, 22 survived. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Lord Simon met with Rudolf Heß for 2.5 hours, during which Hess asked Lord Simon to work with the British government to negotiate peace with Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 10 Jun 1941
Ion Antonescu and Adolf Hitler at Munich, Germany, 10 Jun 1941; note Keitel and Ribbentrop in background

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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
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