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Sinclair Dates

   May 30

   1431: Joan of Arc, Burned at the stake in Rouen. Source: ToW

   1920: John 17th Earl of Caithness d., in Los Angeles. --Privateers

   1940:  Dunkirk  [middle],  [2]53,823  evacuated from Dunkirk, bringing
   total  landed  in England since May 27 to 126,606. [3]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.


   1. http://sinclair.quarterman.org/timeline.html
   2. http://www.worldwar2timeline.dial.pipex.com/1940western.htm
   3. http://www.mids.org/sinclair/history/mod/battleofdunkirk.html
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