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What is the French city from which allied troops were evacuated in May 1940?

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Allied troops were evacuated across the English Channel

338,000 Allied troops (mostly British) were evacuated from Dunkirk in northern France beteen 28 May and 2 June 1940.

You are probably thinking about Dunkirk which is a French port on the English Channel (la Manche) where 338,000 mostly British (but some French) troops were evacuated in June 1940 from the advancing German army.

338,000 Allied troops (mostly British) were evacuated from the beaches to escape from the advancing German Army.

There were two major evacuations during World War II. When war was declared in 1939, children were evacuated from towns and cities to be safe from enemy bombing. In June 1940, around 350,000 allied troops (mostly British) were evacuated from the beaches at Dunkirk in northern France and brought back to Britain.

A major French seaport during World War I was Calais. It was the major port which had English Channel connections. Calais and Dunkirk are also the routes allied forces soldiers were evacuated in 1940.

Operation Dynamo - the evacuation of 338,000 Allied troops from the French port of Dunkirk - took place between 27 May and 3 June 1940.

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.

In World War II, the 1940 invasion of France by Germany quickly led to a "cornering" of French and British troops at a port called Dunkirk (or, in French Dunkerque). Surrounded by German infantry and armor while being battered by German warplanes, over 300,000 of the cornered soldiers were evacuated by sea before the pocket finally collapsed.

The evacuation of British and Allied troops from Dunkirk in Northern France.

When the Germans invaded France, the French and British troops were being pushed back to the northern French coast. One of the beaches the troops were pushed to were the beaches of Dunkirk. This was a significant event because the Allied troops were waiting for any ship to come by and bring them to the English coastline across the English Channel, or else they feared death from the Germans. Britain ordered all ships to be sent to the French beaches to evacuate Allied troops. Civilian fishing boats, yachts, ocean liners, warships, you name it... every ship no matter what type was steaming full speed to France. Dunkirk was one of the most successful Allied evacuations of the French beaches. The warships and civilian ships full of troops faced fire from German coastal batteries, tanks, and the Luftwaffe, but they all pushed on through the English Channel, everyone hoping to reach the white cliffs of Dover. 300,000 Allied troops were successfully evacuated from the beaches of Dunkirk. It was a morale booster.

The evacuation of 338,000 Allied (mostly British) troops from the beaches in late May and early June 1940

The evacuation of nearly 340000 Allied troops from the beaches at Dunkirk took place between 26th May 1940 and 4th June 1940.

This is known as the battle of Dunkirk. The British and French troops retreating towards Dunkirk in 1940 were rescued by a float of British ships.

The Siege of Calais and the evacuation of British and French troops at Dunkirk, France.

The evacuation of 338.000 allied (mainly British) troops from the beaches after having been driven back by the advancing German army.

28th May - 4th June 1940

The Ardennes were in a sense comfortable in defending themselves in the wake of the advance of Allied troops in 1944. This was in part because they were familiar with its terrain. In 1940, they had knifed through it in a few days to outflank the Marginot Line and roll up the French and British armies.

The main part of the British Army was retreating from the collapse of the French Army under assault by Germany in the spring of 1940. The Royal Navy had very little amphibious capability at that time, and there was no way that the Navy would be able to lift the Army off of the shore. In one of those "miracles" that cannot be planned or orchestrated, English fishermen, pleasure boaters, ferry operators, and anybody who had anything that would float sailed from England to the peninsula of Dunkirk on the coast of France, just north of Calais. The boaters and sailors evacuated the vast majority of the British troops and over 120,000 French soldiers, but left behind the majority of their vehicles and artillery. Over 330,000 British and allied troops were evacuated to England.

The evacuation of 338,000 Allied troops from the beaches of Dunkirk from 28 May until 4 June 1940

It wasn't evacuated. It became a ghost town when the mine closed in 1940 and by 1942 no one lived in Ruby.

By the end of 1940, Nazi troops occupied around 12 European countries, but many more were under Nazi control or allied to the Nazis, just not with German troops in. If you're America, it might be worth noting that Britain wasn't invaded by the Nazis. Not ever.

The Dunkirk evacuation took place from May 26 - June 3, 1940. It was a total withdrawal of French and British troops after a massive advance by Germany following the battle of Dunkirk. It is commonly referred to as "the miracle of Dunkirk" because of how many allied soldiers managed to escape alive. At the start, only a few thousand troops were able to be evacuated, but this number quickly grew to over 300,000. Over 700 boats were used from tiny 4 man rowboats, small private fishing vessels, merchant ships and a few dozen British combat ships. Many soldiers waited countless hours in shoulder deep water before they were evacuated.

Im not sure .I think it was in the year 1940

In May 10, 1940, Germany invaded Holland.Germany invaded Holland in 1940 where as a part of Germany's strategy to invade France.The invasion of the low countries effectively allowed them to bypass the French Maginot line and exploit a gap in the French lines who didn't think that German panzer divisions could get through the Ardennes forest (Belgium).These forces then circled behind the entire BEF and large amounts of the French army. German forces in Holland advanced and the encircled allied army was evacuated via Dunkirk.

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