May 31, 1940 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History


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Major General Bernard Montgomery leaves Dunkirk

British WWII Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery
British WWII Field Marshal
Bernard Montgomery

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Winston Churchill flies to Paris to meet with French Marshal Philippe P├ętain who announces he is willing to make a separate peace with Germany

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill

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