June 20, 1940. France appoints delegation to receive German surrender terms. Marshall Petain urges French troops to lay down their arms. Fears in Britain that the final German objective is on. FDR takes steps to form coalition cabinet, appointing two Republican higher-ups to crucial positions. Britain lays out defense plans. Britain announces plan to evacuate children to Canada and Dominions.
June 11, 1940. German Armies cross Seine at several points, heading to Paris. French resistance failing. Germans bomb French ports. FDR signs Neutrality pact barring U.S. shipping in Mediterranean. Italian planes bomb Malta. RAF counter-attacks on Italian bases in Africa. Wife of N.Y. Times Editor James Reston explains reasons for fleeing War Zone. French Government moves to Tours. Refugees fleeing Paris.