The Biggest Evacuation In History At Dunkirk

  • The Dunkirk evacuation, was the evacuation of Allied soldiers from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France, between 26 May and 4 June 1940
  • After Nazi Germany occupy Poland in September 1939, France and Britain declared war on Germany and British Expedition Force BEF was sent
  • Germany invaded Belgium and the Netherlands on 10 May 1940 and by 21 May, the German forces had trapped the BEF
  • At the end of eighth day total 3,38,226 soldiers had been rescued by a hurried assembled fleet of over 800 boats

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