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British and French troops evacuated from Dunkirk, 4 June 1940

Evacuated from beaches: 622

Evacuated Dunkirk harbour: 25,553

Daily total: 26,175

Accumulated total: 338,226

Source: Thompson, Julian. Dunkirk: Retreat to Victory. New York: Arcade, 2011.

Royal Navy

HMS Malcolm, one of the Royal Navy destroyers that gave sterling service during Operation Dynamo

HMS Malcolm, a Scott-class flotilla leader, one of the Royal Navy destroyers that gave sterling service during Operation Dynamo.


NORTH AFRICAN OPERATIONS. NOVEMBER 1942.© IWM (A 12780)

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Dunkirk evacuation 2nd June 1940

Evacuated from beaches: 6,695

Evacuated Dunkirk harbour: 19,561

Daily total: 26,256

Accumulated total: 285,305

Source: Thompson, Julian. Dunkirk: Retreat to Victory. New York: Arcade, 2011.

Royal Navy

Dunkirk evacuation 1st June 1940

Evacuated from beaches: 17,348

Evacuated Dunkirk harbour: 47,081

Daily total: 64,429

Accumulated total: 259,049

Source: Thompson, Julian. Dunkirk: Retreat to Victory. New York: Arcade, 2011.

Second World War

Dunkirk evacuation 30 May 1940

Evacuated from beaches: 29,512

Evacuated Dunkirk harbour: 24,311

Daily total: 53,823

Accumulated total: 126,606

Source: Thompson, Julian. Dunkirk: Retreat to Victory. New York: Arcade, 2011.

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