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Today in World War II History—May 30, 1940 & 1945

Allied troops aboard the ship Guinean after being evacuated from Dunkirk, late May 1940 (public domain via WW2 Database)

Allied troops aboard the ship Guinean after being evacuated from Dunkirk, late May 1940 (public domain via WW2 Database)

80 Years Ago—May 30, 1940: Britain orders modern destroyers to leave Dunkirk due to heavy losses.

First French troops are evacuated from Dunkirk.

Germany increases food rations due to increased supplies from newly conquered countries.

Canada bans Communist Party and National Unity Party (Nazi).

75 Years Ago—May 30, 1945: Iran demands removal of all American, British, and Soviet troops.