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Today in World War II History—May 30, 1941

No.2 Armoured Car Company RAF waits outside Baghdad, Iraq, for negotiations to conclude, 30 May 1941 (Imperial War Museum: CM 923)

No.2 Armoured Car Company RAF waits outside Baghdad, Iraq, for negotiations to conclude, 30 May 1941 (Imperial War Museum: CM 923)

80 Years Ago—May 30, 1941: German commander in Crete orders deadly reprisals for civilian resistance.

In Iraq, British troops enter Baghdad.

Floyd Davis & Mauri Rose win the Indianapolis 500 (trading places in the race car); the race will not be held again until 1946.