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The Battle of Dunkirk

The Battle of Dunkirk

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The Battle of Dunkirk

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  1. The Battle of Dunkirk Codename: Operation Dymaino

  2. General information • started May 26 1940 ended June 4 1940 • Countries fighting were . . . Allied -Great Britain -France -Belgium Axis -Germany (NAZIS)

  3. Main objectives • the main objective was that the Germans wanted to take over that part of Europe • While German group A was already in a battle with France, Group B went West and then North into parts of Belgium and France • This was a plot to distract France so that they could move in and take them from the other side

  4. weapons • Tanks Mark I British Mark I tank with special camouflage scheme Crew: 8 Combat Weight Male: 28 tons (28.4 tonne) Female: 27 tons (27.4 tonne) Armour: .23-.47 in (6–12 mm) • Planes SpitfireHawker hurricane • Ships Destroyer • Guns Vickers .303 `` machine guns

  5. Factors that led to the result of the battle • The German army outnumbered the allies almost two-fold • Hitler was lenient toward the enemy because Britain was a part of the allies • Because the British were mostly an “Aryan” race • He had great respect for Britain • He thought it was a shame to waste the “superior” race • Because he respected Britain so much he had hoped that his cease in bombings might persuade them to join his side

  6. Consequences (attackers) • Because Hitler was lenient the Allied forces were able to bomb the Germans • Suffered many casualties because of it despite out numbering the Allies Consequences (defenders) • Once they had evacuated the city, the allies had to retreat • Leaving the Axis to take over Dunkirk