28 May

Young members of the National Socialist Party electioneering in the Free City of Danzig in the 1930s (b/w photo)

1933, In an election in Danzig, NSDAP members won 50% of total votes.

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1935, The first flight of Willy Messerschmitt’s Bf 109 fighter took place. Powered by a 695 horsepower Rolls Royce Kestrel engine, the Bf 109 fighter was the first all-metal stressed-skin monocoque single seat fighter monoplane with an enclosed cockpit and retractable undercarriage to enter service. The Bf 109 fighter proved so successful that over 30,000 would ultimately be built before the end of the war.

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1937, Neville Chamberlain became the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and appointed the unpopular Jewish Liberal Leslie Hore-Belisha as Secretary of State for War(standing right of Churchill)

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1940, King Leopold III of Belgium officially surrendered unconditionally to Germany.

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1942, Semyon Timoshenko ordered all offensives in the Kharkov, Ukraine region to cease, thus effectively conceding the Second Battle of Kharkov and granting victory to the Germans . When all actions were wrapped up, the Germans would count over 200,000 prisoners of war, 1,200 tanks, and 2,000 artillery pieces captured.

 

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27 May 1940

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German tanks and aircraft maintained pressure on the Allies in France, pushing them back four miles toward the coast and placing Dunkirk within artillery range; meanwhile, the first 7,669 British troops were evacuated from Dunkirk.

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German submarine U-37 sank British ship Sheaf Mead 150 miles west of Cape Finisterre, Spain.

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Erwin Rommel was awarded the Knight Cross medal.

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Werner Mölders claimed his 19th and 20th victories southwest of Amiens, France; the victims were both P-36 fighters.

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Elysium: Leadership Vacuum Crisis

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The 2013 film Elysium offers an interesting look at a possible future of unrestrained technological development, class division and mistrust, which all stem from the relentless profiteering that capitalism is prone to. Nevertheless, the film offers a rather naive or, at best, an incompletely shown, solution within its runtime. Being a product of the politically correct movie industry, Elysium itself can also be seen as part of that same limited & deficient solution that it itself offers. Looking past these barriers we can begin to construct a more complete vision of that doesn’t merely flip the class struggle from rich-advantage to poor-advantage, rather we can build a more inclusive view of society that values all productive citizens regardless of monetary status.

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The world of Elysium is bleak for most and an apparent paradise for some. Most people are stuck on Earth living in overflowing slums or urban wastes…

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