29 May 1940

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Technology

British place an order for 320 Mustang Is

Western Front

Fourth day of Operation Dynamo, the evacuation from Dunkirk. 47,310 men reach Britain.

German troops capture Ypres, Ostend and Lille

General

Romania agrees an oil pact with Germany, becoming a major supplier of oil to the German war machine

Related Books

 The War at Sea, 1939-1945, Volume I: The Defensive, S. W. Roskill. This first volume in the British official history of the war at sea covers the period from the outbreak of the war through to the first British disasters in the Pacific in December 1941. Amongst other topics it covers the Norwegian campaign, the evacuation from Dunkirk and the first two years of the Battle of the Atlantic. The text is meticulously researched, and is rooted in a detailed study of wartime records, both British and German. [see more]
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 29 May 1940, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1940_05_29.html
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