27 May 1941

May

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Iraq

British troops begin offensive towards Baghdad. One column moves north from Falluja to cut the railway to Mosul while the 10th Indian Division begins an advance from Basra

War at Sea

The Bismarck is sunk

Greece

Crete: The Germans capture Canea.

Freyberg is given permission to evacuate Crete

North Africa

Rommel recaptures and fortifies Halfaya Pass


How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 27 May 1941, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1941_05_27.html
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