Diary for Wednesday, May 29, 1940:
Two elite units of Junkers Ju 88 bombers join assault on Dunkirk. Squadron of RAF Defiant two-seat fighters claim 37 ‘kills’ over Dunkirk (actual total: 14).
47,300 troops evacuated from Dunkirk. Destroyers Wakeful, Grenade and Grafton sunk (latter by U-boat U-62). Six British and one French destroyer damaged by bombing, Mackay and Montrose collide and run aground. Eight auxiliary ships and seven merchant ships bombed and sunk.
British troops evacuated from Bodo.
Germans occupy Ostend, Ypres and Lille.
Holland: Dr Seyss-Inquart takes office as Reichskommissar for Holland.