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The Miracle of Dunkirk: The True Story of Operation Dynamo

July 8, 2017 - Comment

The Miracle of Dunkirk: The True Story of Operation DynamoRate this post The true story of the World War II evacuation portrayed in the Christopher Nolan film Dunkirk, by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Day of Infamy. In May 1940, the remnants of the French and British armies, broken by Hitler’s blitzkrieg, retreated

The Miracle of Dunkirk: The True Story of Operation Dynamo
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The true story of the World War II evacuation portrayed in the Christopher Nolan film Dunkirk, by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Day of Infamy.

In May 1940, the remnants of the French and British armies, broken by Hitler’s blitzkrieg, retreated to Dunkirk. Hemmed in by overwhelming Nazi strength, the 338,000 men gathered on the beach were all that stood between Hitler and Western Europe. Crush them, and the path to Paris and London was clear.

Unable to retreat any farther, the Allied soldiers set up defense positions and prayed for deliverance. Prime Minister Winston Churchill ordered an evacuation on May 26, expecting to save no more than a handful of his men. But Britain would not let its soldiers down. Hundreds of fishing boats, pleasure yachts, and commercial vessels streamed into the Channel to back up the Royal Navy, and in a week nearly the entire army was ferried safely back to England.

Based on interviews with hundreds of survivors and told by “a master narrator,” The Miracle of Dunkirk is a striking history of a week when the outcome of World War II hung in the balance (Arthur Schlesinger Jr.).

 

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Kate Saundby says:

A little known true story that changed the outcome of World War II I was shocked one day to find out that the young fellow who takes care of my yard work had never, ever heard of the Miracle of Dunkirk. So, I sat him down with a glass of lemonade and told him the incredible story of the “little boats” that went, unarmed, across the English Channel to France to rescue the French and British armies which were trapped on the beach at Dunkirk between Hitler’s overwhelming forces and the sea. As far as I know, only two movies were ever made about this…

DaveF says:

A gripping account of the chaos and heroism of the famous evacuation. Walter Lord has written a detailed account of the famous evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force (and substantial French forces) from entrapment at Dunkirk near the start of World War II. First, Lord’s account is an enjoyable and relatively easy read. The story is bracketed mainly from May 24th to June 3rd, 1940; and is an hour-by-hour account of the fighting, retreat, and seaborne extraction. Lord’s descriptions of the chaos, desperation, frustrations, and tragedies associated with war…

D.V. KOKKINOS says:

A book both brilliant and honest It is a rare combination to read a book that is historically correct and accurate, very informative ,fascinating to read and absolutely honest. 

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