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Sinclair Dates: May 30.
In 1940: Dunkirk [middle], 53,823 evacuated from Dunkirk, bringing
total landed in England since May 27 to 126,606. First day of
British withdrawal from Dunkirk after the fall of France. The nine
days of Dunkirk were a withdrawal of land forces less all their
equipment across the English Channel, following many military
disasters in France. The German conquest of France was complete. The
evacuation owed much to the unstinting bravery of the French troops
fighting at the Dunkirk perimeter and to seven hundred brave small
craft almost a hundred of which were lost in the evacuation of 385,000
troops, more than 100,000 of them French, were ferried to the waiting
ships or taken direct to England to fight again another day.
In 1914: John 17th Earl of Caithness d.,
In 1431: Joan of Arc, Burned at the stake in Rouen. Source: ToW.
Tomorrow: May 31.
In 1914: Norman 18th Earl of Caithness.,
cousin of 17th Earl..
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