Churchill And Roosevelt : A Model For Future Wars Essay

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Lauren Truong Period 6 Churchill and Roosevelt Churchill 1. From May 26 to June 4, about 338,000 Allied troops were evacuated from the beaches of Dunkirk after retreating from the Germans, leading to a military disaster of 34,000 lost troops and destroyed equipment. On June 4 in his speech, Churchill warned that the ‘miracle of Dunkirk’ should not be a model for future wars, as evacuation does not win wars. He then praised the achievements of the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force during the evacuation of Dunkirk and the blitzkrieg. Later on in his speech, Churchill warned Britain about the possible defeat of France and that the British would then stand alone against the Germans, possibly invasion. He rallied his audience by emphasizing that Britain would be determined to continue fighting till the end and never surrender. He ends his inspirational speech by appealing to the US to join the war if the British were to fail in defeating the Nazi German invasion. 2. When the Germans entered Belgium, the Belgian King Leopold called upon the British for aid. The French and British armies fought with the Belgians against the Germans; but King Leopold suddenly surrendered to the Germans and exposed the British’s left flank and means of retreat. The surrender compelled the British to cover the flank, which then severed contact between the British and French. When the French forces in Sedan and on the Meuse fell in May, the British and French’s only option was to retreat to Amiens to
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