The evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940 was when the British and French left Dunkirk, France after battling with Germany. This was one of the battles of the Battle of France. Germany won the battle as a whole and ended up having power in France until the Allies came to rescue and some help from the French Resistance. While in France the Germans took Jews and had them shipped off to concentration camps and treated the French people with no respect.
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…
04 Jun 40: Day 9 of 9 of Britain's Operation DYNAMO, the evacuation of Dunkirk. 622 troops are evacuated from the beaches to England and another 25,553 from the harbor for a total of 26,175 for the day - and a grand total of 338,226 since the operation began on May 27. German troops enter Dunkirk, taking 40,000 French prisoners who had remained behind to protect the evacuation. #WWII
DUNKIRK - May 27/June 4, 1940. British soldiers wade out to a waiting destroyer off Dunkirk during Operation Dynamo. 198,229 men were evacuated, in all 342,400 men returned, 11,000 KIA, 14,070 wounded and 41,000 held as POW's.
Dunkirk Evacuation: Soldiers scramble aboard a little ship during the Dunkirk evacuation
The 1958 Dunkirk movie starring John Mills, Bernard Lee and Richard Attenborough was the only feature film made about the Dunkirk evacuation of WWII before Christopher Nolan's 2017 Dunkirk movie. Find out how much of Nolan's film is true here: http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/dunkirk/
The Little Ships of Dunkirk were hundreds of private boats that assisted in the Dunkirk evacuation during WWII. They are depicted in the Christopher Nolan WWII movie Dunkirk. See more real vs. reel images: http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/dunkirk/
The True Story Of World War II's Dunkirk Miracle, In 33 Dramatic Photos
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Prince Harry will attend the world premiere of Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan’s new film about the Dunkirk evacuation during the Second World War.