Today in World War II History—May 22, 1940 & 1945
Friday, May 22, 2020 by Sarah Sundin
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.