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Battle Of Dunkirk
Published on Nov 18, 2015
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BATTLE OF DUNKIRK
BY ALLI PUMPER
WHEN, WHERE, AND WHO?
Date- May 11- June 4 of 1940
Location- Dunkirk, France
Britian, France, and Belgium against Germany
REASONING BEHIND THE BATTLE
Germany began invading countries all over Europe
Belgium was the next to fall
Britain and France stepped in to help
WHAT HAPPENED IN THIS BATTLE?
Germany swept through Western Europe using Blitzkrieg
French and British couldn't stop them
German army trapped Britain and French armies on Dunkirk beaches
Admiral Ramsey, based in Dover, developed operation Dynamo
"We must be careful not to assign to this deliverance the attributes of a victory. Wars are not won by evacuations."
HOW DID THE BATTLE END?
Operation Dynamo- small baots were sent to rescue trapped soldiers
Evacuated 350,000 British, French, and Belgian troops out of Dunkirk
German won the Battle of Dunkirk, but operation Dynamo great success
WHY DOES THIS MATTER IN WWII?
Britain only allied power left
Rescue mission Dynamo most memorable in this battle
Thousands of lives were saved, even though germany won