Two major events:
Battle of Dunkirk
Battle of Britain
A part of the Battle of France on the Western Front; The Battle of Dunkirk took place during the Second World War it was between the Allies and Germany. The Battle of Dunkirk was the defense and evacuation of allied forces (mostly British) in France from May 26–June 4 1940. Dunkirk took place after the German army had executed “plan yellow” which basically flanked the allies and caught them off guard. The allies tried to counter attack the Germans but to little result. Germany had the upper hand on the allies as they had the opportunity to seal off the coasts and trap all the troops in France which would lead to their doom. Germany however decided to stall and try to unite all their troops together to prevent and allied resistance or breakout. The German army waited for 3 days before attacking the remaining allied armies but by this time the British navy had already assembled in an attempt to rescue the allied troops out of France and back to Britain. The allies even though they were surrounded by the German army still fought back and resisted even after the Belgian army surrendered (May 28). The Germans bombed and destroyed most of Dunkirk and its surrounding areas as they were kept a distance by the allies who had set a perimeter that slightly kept falling back until they got to Dunkirk where they were evacuated. Many allied troops died keeping the Germans out of Dunkirk but all these sacrifices helped save the life of approximately 338,000 men all these troops were saved in the span of 11 days, the Germans may have taken over Dunkirk but many allied troops were able to live another day and the evacuation also saved the British many soldiers who were able to fight another day. The battle of Dunkirk was important in WW2 because had the Germans sealed off and killed all those troops that were evacuated the whole momentum of the western front war would have gone to Germany. The Dunkirk...
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