Describing Dunkirk On the 20th May 1940the allied troops were trapped by the Germans on the Northern coast of France. The allies consisted of the British Expeditionary Force (B.E.F), the Belgian Army and the ten best divisions of the French Army. It was on this day that Churchill gave the command for the evacuation to take place, to Britain by ship, following advice from Lord Gort (leader of the B.E.F). Rommel was advancing from the north and Degaudier from the south
Some people have the view that the events at Dunkirk in 1940 deserve to be remembered as a triumph for Britain and its people. How far do the sources support or contradict this view? May 1940. Germany had attacked France, Belgium and Holland. Within six weeks all three countries had surrendered. Germany’s success lay at the feet of a new and successful war technique: Blitzkrieg. This was the fast and overwhelmingly successful invasion of a country using tanks, air craft, artillery and infantry all
paper, “Ërotometer : A Technique For The Measurement Of Heterosexual Love ,” Bardis objectifies love, “ On the basis of countless statements found in books, journals, and newspapers in various fields, the author secured approximately 500 items describing miscellaneous aspects of heterosexual love…. editing and pre testing resulted in 82 statements which seemed to be superior to those rejected.” by listing out important factors and behaviors that are commonly required in a romantic relationship.
the war that the world collectively lost more in than any other through out history. Not surprisingly it was proclaimed to be ‘ the war to end all wars’. In my essay I will be discussing and evaluating how the turning points of Dunkirk, battle of Britain, battle of the Atlantic and D-day affected the British home front. I will also go into more detail on the subjects of evacuation, rationing and women’s role. I will justify my statements by analysing and evaluating sources
territorial objectives laid solely in the east and that the eventual wars in the west, conquering of France and the Low Countries, were a necessity which preceded his expansion east. In describing the way Hitler went about his foreign policy searching for allies, Bullock puts the time period in an historic context by describing Britain’s tendencies since the Napoleonic wars and German historical attitudes. Before such territorial expansion could take place, the treaty of Versailles and its restrictions
themselves a kind of popularity are always a tale of disasters and retreats. There is no popular poem about Trafalgar or Waterloo, for instance. Sir John Moore 's army at Corunna, fighting a desperate rearguard action before escaping overseas (just like Dunkirk!) has more appeal than a brilliant victory. The most stirring battle-poem in English is about a brigade of cavalry which charged in the wrong direction. And of the last war, the four names which have really engraved themselves on the popular memory
had gotten sick.12 It was thought that the contamination came from bottling plants in Antwerp, Ghent, and from the Dunkirk plant that produced cans for the Belgium market. European newspapers were speculating that Coke cans were contaminated with rat poison. Soon hundreds of sick people in France were blaming their illnesses on Coke, and France banned products from the Dunkirk plant. France and Belgium rebuffed Coca-Cola’s urgent efforts to lift the ban, and scolded the company for not supplying
supported it, and while Rommel executed it brilliantly, fears that the armored spearhead might be severed from the flanks prompted a delay to regroup that cost the Germans the capture of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) before it escaped at Dunkirk.50 Once accomplished, however, German planners then arrogantly assumed that the German war machine could replicate this successful mode of warfare even in the more primitive logistical conditions of the great expanse of the Soviet Union. With