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By Patrick Takle

Although over 330,000 British and French squaddies have been evacuated from the Dunkirk shores among 26 might and four June, many millions remained in France, such a lot below French command. Churchill, now the major Minister, and eager to retain the French within the battle, determined to shape a moment BEF made from fifty one Highland, 1st Armoured and the Beauman Divisions, bolstered from the united kingdom by means of a moment Corps. He additionally ordered important and scarce RAF fighter squadrons to France. Had those been misplaced the conflict of england may need had a truly varied outcome. normal Alan Brooke was once to command the second one Corps comprising the one manageable formations within the united kingdom. figuring out the hopelessness of his challenge he behind schedule for so long as attainable. in the meantime the location in France went from undesirable to worse and 5 devices have been squandered. At St Valery 800 of the 51st Highland department surrendered after heavy combating and being outflanked by way of Rommel. this is often the attention-grabbing tale of a catastrophe that can were lots worse had Churchill had his manner.

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