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Weary British soldiers waiting for evacuation from Dunkirk 1940: Dunkirk rescue is over - Churchill defiant

As the last Allied soldier leaves Dunkirk, the British Prime Minister vows his forces "shall never surrender".

A man tries to block the military during the Tiananmen protests 1989: Massacre in Tiananmen Square
The Chinese army storms a mass demonstration in Tiananmen Square, killing several hundred people.

Two of the plane-spotters relax with a beer after their ordeal 1977: Greece releases UK plane-spotters
Five British plane-spotters imprisoned in Greece for spying are released after 10 weeks in jail.

Army soldiers 1991: UK army spending to be cut
Defence Secretary Tom King has confirms Britain will reduce the amount it spends on the army.

Seagull 1968: Dover begins bird purge
Dover residents prepare to get rid of "these horrible birds" in the drive to create a cleaner, quieter seaside resort.

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