Diary June 17, 1944


 British troops had occupied Iceland

As early as 1940 British troops had occupied Iceland to ease the supplies across the Atlantic.

WW2 War Diary for Saturday, June 17, 1944:

Occupied Territories

Iceland: Independent republic founded with Sveinn Bjornsonn as president after plebiscite (97% in favour). Union with Denmark ended.

Sea War

Mediterranean: French land on Elba from 37 PT boats which penetrate dense mine fields (Germans surrender June 19).


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