The Evacuation of Dunkirk

Soldiers await evacuation on a Dunkirk beach, 1940. Photo by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images

With a huge number of British Expeditionary Force troops stranded in one location, a massive evacuation operation was undertaken. While it was considered a success, the costs to the Allies were high.

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Topics in this Podcast: German history, warfare, military history, British history, European history, wwii, World War II, French history, Dunkirk, 20th century