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Today in World War II History—May 31, 1940 & 1945

American officer standing by the bell from Shuri Castle on Okinawa, 1945 (US Army Center of Military History)

American officer standing by the bell from Shuri Castle on Okinawa, 1945 (US Army Center of Military History)

80 Years Ago—May 31, 1940: Gen. Bernard Montgomery, British commander Lord Gort, and Gen. Oliver Leese are evacuated from Dunkirk, along with 68,014 troops.

In Italy, civilians are banned from driving private cars, and a gasoline conservation plan is announced.

Britain has road signs removed and railway signs obscured to confuse potential invaders.

75 Years Ago—May 31, 1945: British negotiate cease fire in Syria between Syrian nationalists and the French.

US Marines & Army troops occupy Shuri town on Okinawa.

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