5 Facts about the Dunkirk Evacuation
Last week, film director Christopher Nolan’s movie Dunkirk opened in theaters across the U.S. The film tells the true story of Operation Dynamo, a heroic effort to save Allied troops who were stranded on a beach in France and surrounded by the German army during World War II. It is truly a compelling real-life story.

Here are five facts about the “Miracle of Dunkirk,” the biggest evacuation in military history.

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1. Dunkirk was a huge evacuation operation

In September 1939, after Germany invaded Poland, the British army was sent to support their allies in France. When the Germans subsequently invaded France in May 1940, the British army, three French armies, and what remained of the Belgian army, found themselves trapped near the Belgian-French border. On May 26, the British military began to implement Operation Dynamo to evacuate these Allied forces from Dunkirk. Dunkirk, is located in the north of France, a mere 47 nautical miles from the UK across the English Channel.

 

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