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What were the long and short term effects of the battle of Dunkirk?

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February 23, 2011 2:16PM

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. It also showed that the Nazi 'master race' was not so

masterful and, for example, gave belief that carried through the

Battle of Britain and the Blitz.


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