Dunkirk 1940

This book fills a gap in Osprey's coverage of World War II (1939-1945), as no Campaign titles have yet covered the Dunkirk evacuation, and, unlike previous treatments of the subject, provides a description and assessment of the operation ...

Dunkirk 1940

Dunkirk 1940

During the Battle of Dunkirk in 1940, German forces successfully cut off several units of British, French and Canadian troops from supporting forces and supplies. Nearly 350,000 Allied troops were left stranded on the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, in France, amounting to what Winston Churchill called "the whole root, core, and brain of the British Army." Between May 26 and June 4, 1940, in what was named Operation Dynamo, a total of 338,226 soldiers were rescued by hastily assembled boats to British destroyers and other large ships or directly back to England. This book fills a gap in Osprey's coverage of World War II (1939-1945), as no Campaign titles have yet covered the Dunkirk evacuation, and, unlike previous treatments of the subject, provides a description and assessment of the operation from an operation perspective. Author Doug Dildy relates the various overlapping and interconnected struggles--land forces vs. land forces, air forces vs. air forces, air forces vs. naval forces, all in a race against time--and their operational impacts on one another in one coherent, coordinated volume.

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The Evacuation from Dunkirk
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: W.J.R. Gardner
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-02-04 - Publisher: Routledge

This is the Naval Staff History of "Operation Dynamo", originally published internally in 1949. British ships evacuated nearly 100,000 men of the BEF from the beaches, and over 200,000 from harbours. Other nations' vessels carried more than 30,000.
Dunkirk 1940
Language: en
Pages: 96
Authors: Doug Dildy
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-03-23 - Publisher: Osprey Publishing

During the Battle of Dunkirk in 1940, German forces successfully cut off several units of British, French and Canadian troops from supporting forces and supplies. Nearly 350,000 Allied troops were left stranded on the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, in France, amounting to what Winston Churchill called "the whole root,
Operation Dynamo
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Jean-Charles Stasi
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-05-19 - Publisher:

Four years before the Normandy landings, the French coast was the scene of another major episode in the Second World War. This was Operation Dynamo, much less well known than D-Day. And yet you only have to look at the statistics to see how important this part of the story
The Miracle of Dunkirk
Language: en
Pages: 330
Authors: Walter Lord
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-03-06 - Publisher: Open Road Media

The true story of the World War II evacuation portrayed in the Christopher Nolan film Dunkirk, by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Day of Infamy. In May 1940, the remnants of the French and British armies, broken by Hitler’s blitzkrieg, retreated to Dunkirk. Hemmed in by overwhelming Nazi
The Royal Navy at Dunkirk
Language: en
Pages: 448
Authors: Martin Mace
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-30 - Publisher: Casemate Publishers

The fact that the British Expeditionary Force was evacuated from Dunkirk in May-June 1940 has achieved the status of a legend. Whilst the part played by the Little Ships in that miracle is equally well known, the role of the Royal Navys warships the destroyers, minesweepers and personnel ships is

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