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Today in World War II History—May 28, 1940 & 1945

Tamzine, one of the “little boats” used in the evacuation of Dunkirk, at the Imperial War Museum (Photo: Sarah Sundin, September 2017)

Tamzine, one of the “little boats” used in the evacuation of Dunkirk, at the Imperial War Museum (Photo: Sarah Sundin, September 2017)

80 Years Ago—May 28, 1940: Belgium officially surrenders to Germany.

British pleasure craft and fishing boats start aiding Dunkirk evacuation.

Norwegian and French forces land at and take port of Narvik, Norway, the first Allied infantry victory of the war.

75 Years Ago—May 28, 1945: British capture traitor William Joyce (“Lord Haw Haw”) in Flensburg, Germany, to be hanged in 1946, the last person to be executed by Britain for treason.

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