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Unformatted text preview: DUNKIRK 1940 DUNKIRK 1940 THE BATTLE OF FRANCE THE BATTLE OF FRANCE
• MAY 10, 1940 Invasion of Low Countries and France Begins Superior Weapons Superior Weapons Superior Tactics Superior Tactics Allied Weapons Allied Weapons Battle Plan Battle Plan CUTOFF CUTOFF Rescue Rescue
• The evacuation begins • Mostly Royal Navy Ships Civilian Craft Recruited Civilian Craft Recruited
• Calls to public
Given out over the Radio and Newspaper • Own initiative • 45,000 rescued By civilians Evacuation Evacuation
• 198,000 British
Rescued • 140, 000 French
And Belgian Rescued Allied Losses Allied Losses
• All Heavy Equipment Lost • Highland Division Sacrificed to protect Remainder of British • 1,000,000 prisoners Taken by Germans German Losses German Losses
• 60,000 dead • Casualties
Relatively light FRANCE DEFEATED…AGAIN FRANCE DEFEATED…AGAIN
• June 20 1940 Armistice Signed BUT…THEY WILL RETURN BUT…THEY WILL RETURN
• Allied soldiers lived to • •
fight another day. DDAY June 6th, 1944 558,000 rescued in all Efforts throughout FRANCE ...
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2011 for the course HUMANITIES 101 taught by Professor N/a during the Spring '01 term at United States Merchant Marine Academy.
- Spring '01