The untold story of Dunkirk, 1940
08 June 2010
Operation "Dynamo", as the effort to evacuate thousands of
allied servicemen from France became known, was described as a "a
miracle of deliverance" by Winston Churchill, but while getting
over 330,000 soldiers back home was a huge achievement, it doesn't
tell the whole story of June 1940.
For many, the fall of France and the retreat to the Channel Ports
meant desperate rearguard actions, surrender, captivity and death.
Ranald Leask visits some of the Commission's cemeteries and
memorials to those who fell at Dunkirk and speaks to the men who