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Today in World War II History—May 28, 1941

Wounded British troops at an Egyptian port after evacuating from Crete, Greece, 31 May 1941 (Imperial War Museum: 4700-32 E 3282)

Wounded British troops at an Egyptian port after evacuating from Crete, Greece, 31 May 1941 (Imperial War Museum: 4700-32 E 3282)

80 Years Ago—May 28, 1941: British begin evacuation of Crete as Germans advance.

The Paris Protocols are signed: Vichy France allows German military access to Syria, Tunisia, and West Africa, in exchange for reduced costs and repatriation of some French POWs.

Britain starts rationing of eggs and tightens rationing of fish and milk.