The invasion of Dunkirk started on this day in 1940, during the early stages of World War II. Approximately 338,000 Allied troops were evacuated from Dunkirk, including more than 200,000 British soldiers.
What was the invasion of Dunkirk?
The invasion of Dunkirk was a military operation during World War II in which Allied troops were evacuated from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France, after being surrounded and cut off by German forces.
Why was the evacuation of Dunkirk significant?
The evacuation of Dunkirk was significant because it allowed the Allied forces to regroup and fight another day. It also demonstrated the willingness of the British people to fight on, despite being outnumbered and outgunned.
What was the outcome of the invasion of Dunkirk?
The evacuation boosted morale and was seen as a symbol of resistance against Nazi Germany. Although the Allied forces suffered heavy losses during the invasion of Dunkirk, the evacuation was a success and allowed them to continue fighting.