Soldiers of the BEF being evacuated from the beaches of Dunkirk.  Although the vast majority of the 330 thousand were lifted by the Royal Navy, a flotilla of small privately owned boats were there to help, adding to the legend.

Soldiers of the BEF being evacuated from the beaches of Dunkirk. Although the vast majority of the 330 thousand were lifted by the Royal Navy, a flotilla of small privately owned boats were there to help, adding to the legend.

MAY  30 1940 134,000 troops now saved by Dunkirk evacuation - See more at: http://ww2today.com/British troops during the evacuation from Dunkirk, 1940.

MAY 30 1940 134,000 troops now saved by Dunkirk evacuation - See more at: http://ww2today.com/British troops during the evacuation from Dunkirk, 1940.

Dunkirk evacuation May 1940

Dunkirk evacuation May 1940

Dunkirk evacuation, (1940) in World War II, the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) and other Allied troops from the French seaport of Dunkirk (Dunkerque) to England. Naval vessels and hundreds of civilian boats were used in the evacuation, which began on May 26. When it ended on June 4, about 198,000 British and 140,000 French and Belgian troops had been saved.

Dunkirk evacuation, (1940) in World War II, the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) and other Allied troops from the French seaport of Dunkirk (Dunkerque) to England. Naval vessels and hundreds of civilian boats were used in the evacuation, which began on May 26. When it ended on June 4, about 198,000 British and 140,000 French and Belgian troops had been saved.

Dunkirk evacuation - Wikipedia

Dunkirk evacuation - Wikipedia

In May 1940, British, French and Belgian troops were cut off on the French coast by German forces and faced death or capture. A hastily assembled fleet of 850 'little ships', code-named 'Operation Dynamo', departed from Britain (many making several return voyages) and rescued over 338,000 British and French troops. The event inspired Winston Churchill's 'We shall fight them on the beaches' speech and gave rise to the phrase 'Dunkirk Spirit' and to the Brits' reputation for turning a defeat…

In May 1940, British, French and Belgian troops were cut off on the French coast by German forces and faced death or capture. A hastily assembled fleet of 850 'little ships', code-named 'Operation Dynamo', departed from Britain (many making several return voyages) and rescued over 338,000 British and French troops. The event inspired Winston Churchill's 'We shall fight them on the beaches' speech and gave rise to the phrase 'Dunkirk Spirit' and to the Brits' reputation for turning a defeat…

World War 2 The Dunkirk Evacuation WW II

World War 2 The Dunkirk Evacuation WW II

Dutch troops cycling to the front during the battle of the netherlands of may - of May 1940

Troops under fire on the beaches of Dunkirk, as seen from a ship offshore. Dunkirk evacuation underway

Troops under fire on the beaches of Dunkirk, as seen from a ship offshore. Dunkirk evacuation underway

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