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German soldiers parade through the Place de la Concorde 1940: German troops enter Paris

German troops march into Paris forcing French and allied troops to retreat.


Servicemen escape the burning Sir Galahad on 8 June (PA) 1982: Ceasefire agreed in Falklands
A ceasefire between British and Argentine forces on the Falkland Islands is agreed, the prime minister announces.

Convoy of troops 1991: Iraqi Kurds fear US troop withdrawal
More than a thousand Kurds besiege a US military base near the northern Iraqi city of Dohuk, pleading with American troops not to withdraw.

BALPA vice chairman Jack Linstead 1972: Pilots threaten worldwide strike
Hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers face flight delays and cancellations as pilots threaten to strike over hijack fears.

Schoolboy presses button at crossing  1961: Panda replaces zebra at road crossing
A new type of zebra crossing with push button controls for pedestrians is being introduced next year.

 Around this Day
Top Story 1955: Le Mans disaster claims 77 lives
Top Story 1975: Gandhi found guilty of corruption
Top Story 1967: Moscow calls for UN action against Israel
Top Story 1996: Huge explosion rocks central Manchester
Top Story 1976: Soweto protest turns violent
Top Story 1970: 'Babes in the wood' bodies found
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