Dunkirk Evacuation


Dunkirk - Basics

Dunkirk, and the evacuation associated with the troops trapped on Dunkirk was called a 'Miracle' by Winston Churchill. As the Wehrmacht swept though western Europe in the spring of 1940, using blitzkrieg, both the french and British armies could not stop the onslaught. For the people of western Europe, world war two was about to start and the 'Phoney War' was over. 

Dunkirk - Operation Dynamo

The BEF or British Exploratory Force of 330,000 men were trapped on the beach of Dunkirk where the advancing German troops had rounded them. Operation Dynamo was created in Dover, to get as many soldiers of the beaches of Dunkirk as soon as possible. The




This source is very vague, in a history exam you should be able to analyze sources and point of view. This could be improved, it should explain the controversy of wether the evacuation of Dunkirk was a success or a failure.