Today in World War II History—June 5, 1940 & 1945
80 Years Ago—June 5, 1940: Battle of France begins: Germans launch offensive south in France.
Britain announces new emergency measures: strikes banned, holidays discouraged, and miners and farmers are not to leave jobs without government permission.
75 Years Ago—June 5, 1945: Allied Control Council meets, agreeing on the partition of Germany and Berlin into four occupation zones (British, American, French, Soviet).
Huge typhoon hits US Third Fleet off Okinawa, damaging 35 ships.