Evacuation Of Dunkirk Essay

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The Evacuation of part of the British Expeditionary Forces between 30 May 1940 to 4 June 1940 at Dunkirk in France has been well known and documented over the years. Also the statement that had been made by the then Prime Minister, Winston Churchill. This statement was that, the last of the British Expeditionary Forces had left France and that now France stands alone! This statement, by the Prime Minister was not true. The truth had been suppressed from the British people by the Prime Minister. In fact, there was approximately 200,000 Officers and other ranks fighting a rear guard action in France. There was also the 1st Armoured Division, which was under the command of General Evans. This Division had landed at Cherbourg, without it's Infantry,…show more content…
The German soldiers quickly took any jewellery, rings and any money that you had. It was, as the French soldier had said "France finished, Tommy run away at Dunkirk". But we knew that this was not true! We had now all been taken as Prisoners of War, some men had been killed or wounded. Those of the British Expeditionary Forces, that had been fighting this rear guard action was not the only story that had not be told by the British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill on 17 June 1940. There was also the bombing and sinking of the Troop ship, the Lancastria, off the Port of St Nazaire in France. This had been sunk by a German Junker 88, from the German Air Force. As I have said, all of this had happened 65 years ago, but one can now understand why this was all suppressed in 1940,with all that was going on at that time. It did look as if Germany were winning the War, it is now History but not good propaganda. There is no secret about it, so why have not the British Government bothered to bring this to the attention of the British people if there had been nothing to
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