Today in World War II History—June 4, 1940 & 1945
80 Years Ago—June 4, 1940: Germans take Dunkirk and 40,000 French POWs, but 300,000 British & French troops have been successfully evacuated.
British Prime Minister Winston Churchill gives famous speech: “We shall fight on the beaches…We shall never surrender.”
75 Years Ago—June 4, 1945: US Marines land behind Japanese lines on Oroku Peninsula on Okinawa.
US Office of Civilian Defense is inactivated.