Dunkirk Evacuation

Fox Photos1940-05-01

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May 1940: Thousands of soldiers line up to be evacuated from Dunkirk. Of the 250,000 British troops (the British Expeditionary Force) stranded at Dunkirk after the fall of Belgium, 30,000 were lost in the heroic rescue, as well as all their equipment. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)


  • Title: Dunkirk Evacuation
  • Creator: Fox Photos
  • Date Created: 1940-05-01
  • Date Published: 2004-04-13
  • Provenance: Hulton Archive
  • Subject Keywords: The Natural World, Anticipation, Rescue, Abundance, Horizontal, Black And White, War, Crowd, Waiting, France, Army, Army Soldier, In A Row, Horizon, Beach, Military, Politics, Waiting In Line, Dunkirk, Urgency, Dunkirk 1940, Evacuation, British Military, World War II, 1940-1949

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