The Evacuation from Dunkirk: Operation Dynamo, 26 May-4 June 1940

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W. J. R. Gardner
Psychology Press, 2000 - History - 210 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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Contents

The German breakthrough on 17th18th
1
Allied withdrawal into the Dunkirk perimeter on 30th
2
The Week before Operation Dynamo 1925 May 1940
4
Boulogne evacuated
8
CHAPTER III
14
Sea and air patrols
20
Germans take Ostend
27
Beach and harbour evacuation compared
33
sinking of the Havant
91
Assembly of shipping
97
British rearguard held up
103
Summary of troops evacuated night 2nd3rd June
109
Decision to terminate evacuation after night 3rd4th June
113
Mining of the Emile Deschamps
119
Analysis of the Operation
122
Discipline
127

Monas Queen sunk by mine
38
Polly Johnson sunk
44
Routes to Dunkirk and the beaches
48
Plan for the night 29th30th May
50
CHAPTER VII
56
French ships arrive in larger numbers Bourrasque sunk
62
Friday 31 May Evacuation Reaches its Zenith
66
Signal communication established between Dunkirk and Dover
67
The Cockle Bawley boats
73
Bray beach parties return to England
79
CHAPTER IX
85
Appendices AZ
129
B Part I British ships and vessels lost during Operation
158
F Signals re the buildup of skoots
164
J Signals re patrols in the North Sea south and on the routes
172
P Signals re evacuation on 30th May additional to those
178
S Signals re deliberate attacks on hospital ships on 2nd June
186
Z Signals re Operation C K the blocking of Dunkirk inner
194
Index
195
Note to Tables 13
209
Troop and Ship Summaries
230
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