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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