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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 were there.