Retreat to Dunkirk, Evening of 25 May 1940
Map showing the position of the British, French, Belgian and Germany armies on the evening of 25 May 1940. This was the situation when Lord Gort decided to retreat to Dunkirk, and also when Churchill decided not to evacuate the garrison of Calais.
The War at Sea, 1939-1945, Volume I: The Defensive, S. W. Roskill
. This first volume in the British official history of the war at sea covers the period from the outbreak of the war through to the first British disasters in the Pacific in December 1941. Amongst other topics it covers the Norwegian campaign, the evacuation from Dunkirk and the first two years of the Battle of the Atlantic. The text is meticulously researched, and is rooted in a detailed study of wartime records, both British and German. [see more
How to cite this article:
Rickard, J (19 February 2008), Retreat to Dunkirk, Evening of 25 May 1940, http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/PLACE