Battle of Dunkirk [Full Resolution]. A battle in 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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