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Dünkirchen

Dünkirchen

Operation Dynamo also signified a stunning German success as France was won in only a matter of weeks.
Robert Kershaw

The 'miracle of Dunkirk' is lauded in British history and folklore as a victory of human endeavor, celebrated each year with a profusion of TV documentary veteran accounts and memorial services. German soldiers constantly referred to the wunder or miracle of reaching...

Robert Kershaw on Dünkirchen

Robert Kershaw on Dünkirchen

Robert Kershaw discusses the Dunkirk or Dünkirchen. An iconic battle for the British, but what about the German perspective?
Robert Kershaw

The British view of Dunkirk is that of an iconic battle, a hugely important morale boost snatched from the jaws of what really was a catastrophic defeat. How is Dünkirchen viewed by the Germans? Dunkirk was viewed by German soldiers as simply a sign-post on the way to...