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1940: Dunkirk rescue is over - Churchill defiant
As the last Allied soldier leaves Dunkirk, the British Prime Minister vows his forces "shall never surrender".

1989: Massacre in Tiananmen Square
The Chinese army storms a mass demonstration in Tiananmen Square, killing several hundred people.

1977: Greece releases UK plane-spotters
Five British plane-spotters imprisoned in Greece for spying are released after 10 weeks in jail.

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

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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2 June
Top Story: 1953: Queen Elizabeth takes coronation oath

3 June
Top Story: 1962: 130 die in Paris air crash

5 June
Top Story: 1967: Israel launches attack on Egypt

6 June
Top Story: 1944: D-Day marks start of Europe invasion

7 June
Top Story: 1942: Japanese beaten in Battle of Midway


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