The Evacuation from Dunkirk: 'Operation Dynamo', 26 May-June 1940, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Evacuation from Dunkirk

'Operation Dynamo', 26 May-June 1940, 1st Edition

By W.J.R. Gardner


272 pages

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This is the Naval Staff History of "Operation Dynamo", originally published internally in 1949. British ships evacuated nearly 100,000 men of the BEF from the beaches, and over 200,000 from harbours. Other nations' vessels carried more than 30,000.

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The Guardian, 31/5/00

News article, headlined "Navy rocks the boat with effort to debunk Dunkirk "myth" of little ships".

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"There is no doubt that The Evacuation From Dunkirk will constitute an indispensable resource for future study of this remarkable episode in our history."

The Evacuation from Dunkirk

The Scotsman, 3/6/00

Full page news article, headed "Myths and miracles of darkest hour."


"This sober naval staff history tell us, in great and understated detail, something that is very much worth remembering."

Warship World Magasine Sept 2000

"This is a remarkable document and deserves to be on all naval bookshelves. I am unable to relate here the wealth of information, which is available therein. 100% recommended.

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HISTORY / Military / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security