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289 tanks, 63,897 army vehicles and 2,472 guns were left behind at Dunkirk.

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Where there a large number of British and French troops surrounded by the Germans at Dunkirk?

Yes, some had to be left behind but more than 198,000 British and nearly 140,000 French troops were evacuated in 9 days from the area around Dunkirk.


Why was British so desperate after may 1940?

The Germans outflanked the Allied armies in Eastern France by go through Belgium in a matter of hours. They cut off the British to the North and started to encircle them. The English retreated by the port of Dunkirk. Most of the soldiers managed to get back to England on thousands of ships that came to evacuate them, but, they left their heavy equipment, vehicles, and weapons behind, when they left France by the beginning of June 1940.


Which battle involved civilians with boats helping to evacuate French soldiers?

That could be the battle of Dunkirk, but to be true, very few French were allowed to embark. The effort aimed at the British expeditionary force. French regiments were left on the back to protect their reimbarkement. They bore the brunt of the German attack and only a few disbanded units made it to the shore. By the time they arrived there were not enough boats left.


Who were the allies in the battle of the Philippine sea?

The USN. British warships were considered "short legged" by the USN. HMS warships were built for re-fuelling at naval bases; and had not learned nor were they equipped for "Fuelling At Sea" as USN warships could do; and nearly all Australian warships were British built. Consequently, British/Australian warships were often left out of the battle when battle did come. The British were by no means happy about this. But it couldn't be helped...the US had a war to win (keep up or be left behind!).


What is Dunkirk in World War 2?

Beginning of Summer 1940. It helped evacuate about a half a million allied soldiers who would otherwise have become POW's. These soldiers could subsequently contribute to the allied landing later in the war.Although Dunkirk can only be seen as a defeat of the British & French in France in 1940 the fact that over 330, 000 returned to Britain in the litte ships was an amazing escape. They had to leave all their equipment behind, of course, but it was a morale boost to think these men were not captured en masse by the German attackers. Op Dynamo, while not a victory showed the Blitzkreig could be countered. It would be a long time before the Allies were able to reply, at least in France in a meaningful way, but I guess many who left Dunkirk would reurn 4 years later in Overlord (Normandy).

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Why was the Battle of Dunkirk a motavational miracle in Britain?

I don't think it was. Dunkirk returned to Britain many soldiers, hundreds of thousands, by very good fortune. They left all their equipment behind. What it did, by use of propaganda, was to galvanise the British in defence & defiance of Nazism. But it was undoubtedly a defeat ! There would now be 4 long years before the British would return to France. Stating the obvious:Wars are not won by defeats.


How was 300000 French and British soldiers saved?

During Operation Dynamo - the evacuation of 338,000 soldiers from the beaches of Dunkirk in early summer 1940. Only a tenth of that number were expected to be rescued but most of their equipment was left behind.


Where there a large number of British and French troops surrounded by the Germans at Dunkirk?

Yes, some had to be left behind but more than 198,000 British and nearly 140,000 French troops were evacuated in 9 days from the area around Dunkirk.


How did Harold's army get left behind in the battle of Hastings?

because


Where did 400000 french and british troops escape from early in the war?

338,000 (mostly) British and French troops were evacuated from the beaches of Dunkirk in Northern France in late May and early June 1940. 'Operation Dynamo' has been referred to as 'The Miracle of Dunkirk' as only about 30,000 troops had been expected to escape. Most of their equipment had to be left behind but the troops escaped and became the nucleus of the enlarged British Army.


What was left behind on the moon when Apollo 11 went back for Earth?

When Apollo 11 astronauts left the moon, they left behind the Lunar Module descent stage, which served as their launch platform, as well as scientific instruments, including a retroreflector array for measuring the moon's distance from Earth. They also left behind various tools, equipment, and personal items to reduce weight for the return journey.


What was the outcome of the battle of Dunkirk?

The evacuation from Dunkirk saved 338,226 soldiers [British & French]. Although a massive amount of equipment was lost, Dunkirk was probably Hitler's greatest mistake next to attacking Russia because if he had pressed home his attack he would have as good as wiped-out the army and destroyed moral. The saving of so many soldiers, against all the odds, gave a massive boost to moral in Britain - a boost that was never to be lowered, even during the blitz.


Was New Zealand involved in the Battle of Dunkirk?

New Zealand forces certainly formed part of the British Expeditionary Force. See http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2-1Doc-c5.html However, there was no actual battle at Dunkirk. In May 1940 the British and Commonwealth forces, with French army on their left and the Belgian army on their right, were in full retreat ahead of the German armoured divisions, some in good order, but most in some degree of disarray, and ended up in Dunkirk (Dunquerque), under constant long-range artillery fire and attack by aircraft. Some rearguard actions were fought, but there was no set-piece "Battle of Dunkirk" as such.


Greek who was left behind in the greek and roman story of the wooden horse?

that was Odysseus and the battle of troy


Why could World War 2 have ended quickly on the beaches of Dunkirk?

Because a large part of the British Army and its equipment was trapped in the Dunkirk area in June 1940. If the troops hadn't been evacuated in large numbers, the war would have been more or less over because there would have not been an army left to fight on.


Why was Dunkirk significant for britain in the war?

Hundreds of thousands of British soldiers, and some of their allies, were able to leave Dunkirk, France and sail back to England. They left their heavy equipment and vehicles on the beach. They returned back to Europe eventually and liberated it from Nazi Germany, along with the help of the Americans and the Russians and people from other nations.


Why was British so desperate after may 1940?

The Germans outflanked the Allied armies in Eastern France by go through Belgium in a matter of hours. They cut off the British to the North and started to encircle them. The English retreated by the port of Dunkirk. Most of the soldiers managed to get back to England on thousands of ships that came to evacuate them, but, they left their heavy equipment, vehicles, and weapons behind, when they left France by the beginning of June 1940.