Diary for Sunday, June 1, 1941:
Mediterranean: Ju 88 bombers sink AA cruiser Calcutta north of Alexandria. British naval losses in the Airborne invasion of Crete: sunk: 3 cruisers, 6 destroyers; damaged: 3 battleships, 1 aircraft carrier, 6 cruisers, 7 destroyers. 15,000 Commonwealth and Greek troops evacuated to Egypt.
Crete Campaign Losses:
|British and Commonwealth (excluding Greeks) troops||British and Commonwealth navies||Germans|
|Killed||1,742||2,011 (including Missing and Wounded)||3,985 (including Missing)|
Britain: Rationing of clothing and footwear introduced with points system – adult mackintosh (raincoat): 16 points; woman’s petticoat: 4 points; and pair of stockings: 2 points. Each person to be allotted 66 points per year.