Archaeologists to survey waters off coast of northern France using latest technology to scour seabed
Churchill called the mass evacuation of allied forces from the beach and pier at Dunkirk a “miracle of deliverance”, but the operation to rescue more than 330,000 troops trapped by German forces in May 1940 came at a heavy cost.
Of the up to 1,000 vessels, from military warships to fishing boats, lifeboats and pleasure craft, that scrambled to help the stranded men, hundreds were sunk during the nine-day Operation Dynamo with the loss of many lives.
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/sep/20/britain-france-jointly-excavate-dunkirk-shipwrecks-wwii
Author : Esther Addley
Publish date : 2023-09-20 16:00:23
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