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Dunkirk Evacuation
http://www.worldwar2facts.org/dunkirk-evacuation.html
How Did the Dunkirk Evacuation
Unfold?
- On Day 1 of the evacuation, there were only
7,011 soldiers evacuated.
- By the 9t...
Assistance from Outside of the
Military
- A flotilla of more than 700
merchant marine boats, pleasure
craft, fishing boats...
Dunkirk Losses
- The majority of the heavy equipment and
vehicles of the Allied soldiers had to be
abandoned during the re...
Dunkirk Losses Cont’d
- 6 British and 3 French
Destroyers were sunk during
the operation.
- Nine large transport boats
wer...
Dunkirk Evacuation Aftermath
- The rescue of the British and other Allied
troops from Dunkirk provided a huge
psychologica...
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Dunkirk evacuation

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The Dunkirk Evacuation was one of the largest military withdrawals or evacuations in history. The operation allowed the majority of the British Army to escape the Germans during World War 2 and to survive to continue fighting the war. The operation provided a huge boost to morale at the time and was one of the key points early in the War favoring the Allies.

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Dunkirk evacuation

  1. 1. Dunkirk Evacuation http://www.worldwar2facts.org/dunkirk-evacuation.html
  2. 2. How Did the Dunkirk Evacuation Unfold? - On Day 1 of the evacuation, there were only 7,011 soldiers evacuated. - By the 9th day of the operation, 338,226 soldiers were evacuated by the 850 boats that took part in the operation. - Most soldiers were evacuated from Dunkirk Harbor. http://www.worldwar2facts.org/dunkirk-evacuation.html
  3. 3. Assistance from Outside of the Military - A flotilla of more than 700 merchant marine boats, pleasure craft, fishing boats, and other lifeboats from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution aided in the rescue of Allied soldiers. Dunkirk Evacuation Facts
  4. 4. Dunkirk Losses - The majority of the heavy equipment and vehicles of the Allied soldiers had to be abandoned during the retreat. Several thousand French soldiers were captured in the Dunkirk Pocket during the operation. http://www.worldwar2facts.org/dunkirk-evacuation.html
  5. 5. Dunkirk Losses Cont’d - 6 British and 3 French Destroyers were sunk during the operation. - Nine large transport boats were also sunk. http://www.worldwar2facts. org/dunkirk-evacuation.html
  6. 6. Dunkirk Evacuation Aftermath - The rescue of the British and other Allied troops from Dunkirk provided a huge psychological boost to morale. - German High Command failed to order an assault on Dunkirk in time which allowed the British Expeditionary Force to survive to fight another day. Dunkirk Evacuation

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