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Today in World War II History—May 22, 1940 & 1945

German SdKfz 10/4 vehicle with a mounted 2 cm FlaK 30 anti-aircraft gun, France, May 1940 (German Federal Archive, Bild 101I-055-1551-10)

German SdKfz 10/4 vehicle with a mounted 2 cm FlaK 30 anti-aircraft gun, France, May 1940 (German Federal Archive, Bild 101I-055-1551-10)

80 Years Ago—May 22, 1940: German panzers strike north from Abbeville, France toward Dunkirk.

British codebreakers at Bletchley Park decode new German Luftwaffe Enigma code.

Britain passes Emergency Powers Act, giving government authority over persons & property.

75 Years Ago—May 22, 1945: Due to continuing shortages, Britain cuts rations of fats, bacon, meat, and soap.