Diary June 2, 1940

embarkation of the British Expeditionary Force at Dunkirk
The embarkation of the British Expeditionary Force at Dunkirk during the German bombing, as seen from a war artist.
Diary for Sunday, June 2, 1940:

Sea War

26,200 troops evacuated from Dunkirk; destroyers Malcolm and Sabre damaged (night June 2-3).

Air War

Further German raids on Lyons and Rhone Valley region (97 civilian casualties, June 1 and 2).
Single Gladiator biplane, flown by Pilot Officer Jacobsen of 263 Squadron RAF, shoots down 6 German bombers (four He 111, two Ju 88) near Narvik (Jacobsen killed June 8).

Politics

Anti-British crowds, demanding return of Gibraltar, mark arrival in Madrid of Sir Samuel Hoare, new British Ambassador to Spain.

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