Dunkirk evacuation

May 27 - June 4, 1940. The Dunkirk Evacuation. In May, 1940, British and French troops were stranded on the beaches of Dunkirk, pushed back to the English Channel by German forces. A rescue mission -- Operation Dynamo -- involved around 700 small boats, all crewed by volunteers, ferrying men to larger ships that took them across the channel. 338,000 soldiers were rescued.

May 27 - June 4, 1940. The Dunkirk Evacuation. In May, 1940, British and French troops were stranded on the beaches of Dunkirk, pushed back to the English Channel by German forces. A rescue mission -- Operation Dynamo -- involved around 700 small boats, all crewed by volunteers, ferrying men to larger ships that took them across the channel. 338,000 soldiers were rescued.

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…

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THE BRITISH ARMY IN FRANCE 1940. Troops on their way to the port at Brest during the evacuation of British forces from France, June 1940.

THE BRITISH ARMY IN FRANCE 1940. Troops on their way to the port at Brest during the evacuation of British forces from France, June 1940.

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THE BRITISH ARMY IN FRANCE 1940. Exhausted troops rest aboard the troopship 'Guinean' at Brest during the evacuation of British forces from France, June 1940.

THE BRITISH ARMY IN FRANCE 1940. Exhausted troops rest aboard the troopship 'Guinean' at Brest during the evacuation of British forces from France, June 1940.

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Podcast episode 10 Dunkirk Letters of Capt Tom Woods OBE Great unpublished history  The personal diary and letters home from Capt Wood of the Lady of Mann offer a unique glimpse into the happenings of the Dunkirk evacuation during WW2 in 1940  Bill Cheall was plucked off the Dunkirk beaches by the ship Lady of Mann, which had an heroic part to play at Dunkirk.   The ship was captained by civilian seaman, Tom Woods, who would later be honoured with an OBE for his gallant efforts.    ...

Podcast episode 10 Dunkirk Letters of Capt Tom Woods OBE Great unpublished history The personal diary and letters home from Capt Wood of the Lady of Mann offer a unique glimpse into the happenings of the Dunkirk evacuation during WW2 in 1940 Bill Cheall was plucked off the Dunkirk beaches by the ship Lady of Mann, which had an heroic part to play at Dunkirk. The ship was captained by civilian seaman, Tom Woods, who would later be honoured with an OBE for his gallant efforts.  ...

Jun 4, 1940: Dunkirk evacuation ends & Winston Churchill delivers his famous "We shall fight on the beaches" speech.  http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/2013/06/this-day-in-history-jun-4-1940-dunkirk.html

Jun 4, 1940: Dunkirk evacuation ends & Winston Churchill delivers his famous "We shall fight on the beaches" speech. http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/2013/06/this-day-in-history-jun-4-1940-dunkirk.html

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The historical aspect of the novel Soldier Boys is World War 2, a war fought by…

The historical aspect of the novel Soldier Boys is World War 2, a war fought by…

How the British Army Was Saved at Dunkirk: The Evacuation of Dunkirk as painted by Charles Cundall, Dunkirk, France, June 1, 1940.

How the British Army Was Saved at Dunkirk: The Evacuation of Dunkirk as painted by Charles Cundall, Dunkirk, France, June 1, 1940.

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Battle and Evacuation of Dunkirk in World War II

Battle and Evacuation of Dunkirk in World War II

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