The Dunkirk evacuation, dubbed Operation Dynamo, saw 338,000 troops rescued   from the beaches of northern France between May 27 and June 4, 1940.

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The disaster that was Dunkirk, 1940. Dunkirk in Northern France..May 26-june 4 1940.the Nazi's defeated the British

Troops involved in the evacuation of British soldiers from Dunkirk, which was one of the largest military operations of the war

04 Jun 40: Day 9 of 9 of Britain's Operation DYNAMO, the evacuation of Dunkirk. 622 troops are evacuated from the beaches to England and another 25,553 from the harbor for a total of 26,175 for the day - and a grand total of 338,226 since the operation began on May 27. German troops enter Dunkirk, taking 40,000 French prisoners who had remained behind to protect the evacuation. More:

The Germans attack Dunkirk in Northern France. French troops trapped in the pocket escape over the English Channel to England while being air bombed. Once in London they become Free French Troops.

The Little Ships of Dunkirk were hundreds of private boats that assisted in the Dunkirk evacuation during WWII. They are depicted in the Christopher Nolan WWII movie Dunkirk. See more real vs. reel images:

We pit the Dunkirk movie vs. the true story of the Dunkirk evacuation during Read our fact-checking and see Dunkirk rescue photos.

War heroes: Soldiers in the British Expeditionary Force, who were involved in the evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940

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British/Scottish  WW2  "The ferocious tactics of the Black Watch led to their acquiring the nickname 'Ladies from Hell' from the German troops"

bantarleton: “ The Charge of the Battalion Queens Own Cameron Highlanders at Escaut Canal, Belgium, 21 May 1940 by David Rowlands. The last Highland Regiment to wear a kilt in battle. Many Scottish units wore the kilt in combat during the First.

A wounded French soldier is evacuated by British troops from Dunkirk, France, 1940.

A wounded French soldier is carried on a stretcher after being evacuated from Dunkirk aboard a British ship.

Haunting photographs show the devastation after Dunkirk evacuation #DailyMail

Haunting photographs show the devastation after Dunkirk evacuation

Haunting photographs taken behind enemy lines that capture the trail of devastation left in the wake of the Dunkirk evacuation have been unearthed after 77 years. Pictured, a shipwreck on the beach in La Panne

Barbara Greenwood a student nurse, Middlesex Hospital from 1939-43 recalled treating the wounded men evacuated from Dunkirk.

The courage and the compassion: A remarkable new book reveals the gruelling work faced by nurses during World War Two

She later joined the Queen Alexandra's Royal Navy Nursing Service (Barbara Mortimer)

This Day in History: Jun 4, 1940: Dunkirk evacuation ends & Winston Churchill delivers his famous "We shall fight on the beaches" speech.

Hitler's allowed us remaining soldiers in Dunkirk to retreat! There's a mass evacuation!

Dunkirk, May/June 1940  Map of the three evacuation routes

Dunkirk, May/June 1940 Map of the three evacuation routes