Dunkirk at 80

Hot on the heels of VE75, this week sees the 80th anniversary of Operation Dynamo, the withdrawal from Dunkirk, which began on May 26th 1940.

Please see below some useful resources from English Heritage; a good video as an intro and then a link to their Dover Castle website (where the operation was coordinated from).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5V27bjeOac8&feature=youtu.be&utm_source=English+Heritage+Members&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=11541189_Members%27+E-Newsletter+%7C+17+May&utm_content=Dunkirk+Trailer

 

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/inspire-me/dunkirk-1940-the-making-of-the-miracle/

 

The grandfather of Mr Crisford, one of our History teachers, was involved in the Dunkirk Evacuation. Take a look at the photos below of the certificate and medal awarded.

 

Mr Crisford with his son holding his great-grandad's medal

Mr Crisford's grandfathers medal

Mr Crisford's Grandfathers certificate.