British Dunkirk Evacuation Footage- Operation Dynamo 1940
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The Dunkirk evacuation, commonly known as the Miracle of Dunkirk, code-named Operation Dynamo by the British, was the evacuation of Allied soldiers from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk, France, between 26 May and the early hours of 3 June 1940, because the British, French and Belgian troops were cut off by the German army during the Battle of Dunkirk in the Second World War.
The evacuation was ordered on 26 May. In a speech to the House of Commons, Winston Churchill called the events in France "a colossal military disaster", saying that "the whole root and core and brain of the British Army" had been stranded at Dunkirk and seemed about to perish or be captured. In his We shall fight on the beaches speech on 4 June, he hailed their rescue as a "miracle of deliverance".
Operation Dynamo took its name from the dynamo room in the naval headquarters below Dover Castle, which contained the dynamo that during World War I provided the building with electricity. It was in this room that British Vice Admiral Bertram Ramsay planned the operation and briefed Winston Churchill as it was under way.
We should NEVER forget the unflinching valour of the British soldiers who stayed behind to let their comrades escape at Dunkirk or the resolve and heroic camaraderie shown by the French whom also paid great sacrifice by supporting the British withdrawal, amazing!
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