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- The story of the events that led to the evacuation using remarkable archive footage filmed at the time. Between May 26th June 4th, 1940 nearly 340,000 British, French and Belgian troops were snatched off the beaches of Dunkirk. It was a terrible military disaster that led to the British Army been chased off continental Europe by the superior German army. In their flight, the British had to abandon their heavy weapons and armour leaving Britain almost defenceless in the face of what seemed like certain invasion. However, on the Home Front, events across the Channel were seen in a very different light. The deliverance of so many fathers, sons and brothers back to their families lifted the nation's mood. Public euphoria was so great that it felt as though the country had achieved a great victory. Prime Minister Winston Churchill felt compelled to try and temper things down by reminding those prepared to listen that wars are won by victories, not evacuations The accompanying book tells the story of the Miracle of Dunkirk through the testimonies of many of those caught up in the events of May and June, 1940. Soldiers, sailors and airmen who faced the onslaught of the German army and Luftwaffe as they fought their way to the beaches of Dunkirk, share their memories of one of the most significant events of World War Two. Release Date: 05/29/2017
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