May 31, 1940: 68,014 men are evacuated from France. A destroyer and several other ships are destroyed. RAF and Germans are locked in an air battle over the beaches. British forces evacuate Bodo, Norway. British take steps to prevent the possibility of parachute invasions, including removing all direction signs from crossroads. Churchill travels to Paris, where Marshal Petain tells him he is willing to make a separate peace with Germany.
May 28, 1940: The King of Belgium decides to capitulate to the Nazis, surrendering his 500,000 man army. His government, exiled in Paris, deposes him for this. Allies prevent the Germans from reaching Nieuport. French fighters in Lille are cut off from the evacuation area. 17,800 men are taken off the French coast. De Gaulle attacks the Nazis near Abbeville, but is held off. Allies finish taking Narvik.
May 27, 1940: Germans attack British and French forces near Lille, but the Allies manage to escape. Fewer than 8,000 men arrive in Britain as part of Operation Dynamo. Allies make good their attack on Narvik in the Norway. The Nazis take Calais, only 26 miles from England.