Invasion of France
- The germans break through the Dyle Line of defences and the Ardennes and rush to the coast.
- They surround approx 500,000 troops by May 27( in 17 days)
- The only way to get out of Dunirk was to evacuate by sea= virtually impossible.
- Winston churchil who was PM at this time came on the radio and said we must get the out of there
- They ended up having to call on civilians to rescue 340,000 troops over the course of the week
- Why did the germans hold up and allow them to escape?
- Some people saw this as an alliance victory
- without dunkirk having taken place, there was a good chance that Germany could have invaded Britain in the following year
The Germans broke through the Dyle line of defences in order to invade France, and the Ardennes rushed to the coast. Then, they proceeded to invade Dunkirk. The only way to get out of Dunkirk was by sea, which was impossible so Winston Churchill did everything he could and managed to get 340,000 troops rescued over the course of the week. Many people saw this as an alliance victory because Hitler did not attack them, but let them escape.