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« » May 2019 - Week 19

Sunday

5
1942: Japanese advance into China along Burma Road

Monday

6
1942: US and Filipino troops on Corregidor surrender to the Japanese, 1898: The Yukon Field Force departs Ottawa

Tuesday

7
1945: Unconditional surrender of all German forces to the Allies, signed at Eisenhower's HQ at Rhiems, 1915: Lusitania torpedoed, 1198 lost, 1867: VC won by Dr (Asst-Surg) Campbell Mallis Douglas, 24th (Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot (British Army), Island of Little Andaman, The Burma Campaign

Wednesday

8
1954: The French are defeated at Dien Bien Phu, 1945: Marked th official V.E. day for Allied countries, 1945: German unconditional surrender, 1915: FREZENBURG, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 13 May 15)

Thursday

9
1943: Sevastopol retaken by the Russians

Friday

10
1940: German troops invade Netherlands, Luxembourg and France, 1940: DIEPPE, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 19 Aug 42), 1918: VC won by Rowland Richard Louis Bourke, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Ostend, Belgium

Saturday

11
1945: APELDOORN, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 17 May 45), 1944: CASSINO II, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 18 May 44), 1944: 1st Canadian Armoured Div attacks the Gustav Line