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