Diary for Wednesday, August 27, 1941:
Operation Barbarossa: Retreating Russian forces sabotage great Zaporozhe Dam (Dnepropetrovsk Dam) over river Dnieper. Germans capture Tallinn, capital of Estonia. Besieged Russian garrison of Hangö repels determined Finnish attacks by land and sea.
Atlantic: German Type 7 U-boat U-570 captured by Royal Navy, south of Iceland following damage sustained from depth charges dropped by RAF Hudson. (Recommissioned as HM sub Graph, September 19, 1941; wrecked March 20, 1944.)
Vichy France: Vichy leaders Laval and Deat shot and wounded at Versailles; gunman arrested.