June 5 – On this day

1916 – Kitchener lost. 1940 – Battle for France. 1941 – 12,970 UK taken prisoner Crete. 1942 – Germans besiege Sevastopol. 1944 – Go ahead order for D Day. 150,000 Allied troops board ships all across southern England for the invasion of France.

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June 4 – On this day

Churchill’s speech on Dunkirk 1940, Midway air battle 1942, fall of Rome and D-Day postponment 1944

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May 30 – Downpatrick air gunner was on first 1,000 bomber raid

Over 30 operations, shot down and became POW. Marched across Germany he was repatriated in 1945 Read More

May 31 – The RN ships of Jutland – 1

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May 30 – First thousand plane raid on Germany 1942

Women pilots of Air Transport Auxiliary. Roll of Honour. Events On This Day. Read More