Incredible Footage of the Battle of Dunkirk (1940) | War Archives



The Battle of Dunkirk took place during World War II between the Allies and Germany. The battle was the defence and evacuation of British and allied forces in Europe from 26 May–4 June 1940 after a failed assault on mainland Europe. The ‘Halt Order’ issued by the German army gave the Allie’s three days in which to evacuate and establish a defensive line. In the end over 330,000 Allied troops were rescued from the beaches.

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