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The Siege of Lille was a Second World War battle fought during the Battle of France. It took place from 28 May 1940 through 31 May 1940 in the surroundings of the city of Lille, Francemarker during the Battle of France. It involved approximately 40,000 French of the French First Army who fought against seven German divisions, including three armoured divisions.

As a consequence of the continued French resistance, a number of Allied formations managed to escape to Dunkirkmarker,. During the battle the French counterattacked, even capturing the German General, K├╝hne, commander of the German 251st infantry division.


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