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Dunkirk Evacuation

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Credit for this entry to:
Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

Dunkirk Evacuation

Event  From 26/5/1940  To 3/6/1940

In May 1940, British, French and Belgian troops were cut off on the French coast by German forces and faced death or capture. A hastily assembled fleet of 850 'little ships', code-named 'Operation Dynamo', departed from Britain (many making several return voyages) and rescued over 338,000 British and French troops. The event inspired Winston Churchill's 'We shall fight them on the beaches' speech and gave rise to the phrase 'Dunkirk Spirit' and to the Brits' reputation for turning a defeat into a victory.

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Dunkirk Evacuation

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51280

Charles Lightoller

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51809

Dunkirk at Teddington Lock

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71207

Hurlingham Yacht Club

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