World War II History
1940 - U.S. President Roosevelt made a radio appeal to the Red Cross due to the dire straits of Belgian and French civilians.
1940 - The evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk, France, began. The evacuation was known as Operation Dynamo.
1952 - The border between East and West Germany and between East Germany and West Berlin were closed. The border between East and West Berlin remained open.
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