How many people died in the Battle of Dunkirk?


How many people died at the Battle of Dunkirk?

Victory from Defeat:

During World War II, the British and French forces faced a nearly impossible situation. Germany surrounded the armies and was forcing them to retreat to the coast. Over 400,000 soldiers stood on the beach at Dunkerque (Dunkirk) waiting for a miracle. That miracle came in the form of Operation Dynamo, an effort to rescue the soldiers and bring them home. Over 330,000 soldiers were rescued, but not without the sacrifices of thousands of soldiers, seamen, pilots, and civilians.

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As with any battle or military engagement, it is difficult for historians to determine exact figures for casualties. As the Battle of Dunkirk involved...

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Dunkirk Evacuation: History, Summary & Facts


Chapter 2 / Lesson 16

Learn about the Dunkirk evacuation during WWII, the reasons for it, and its impact. Read about how the British organized the Dunkirk rescue. See statistics about the evacuation.

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