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Remember Dunkirk: Timeline of a Miracle




The miracle at Dunkirk formed the backdrop of our partnership with Warner Bros. for the upcoming epic World War II action thriller, Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk.

We traveled to Dunkirk to create an easy to understand timeline of the momentous military operation that occurred in France in 1940.

Remember Dunkirk: Timeline of a Miracle is a Wargaming animated short that depicts the leading to and during the Evacuation of Dunkirk.

For more information: www.RememberDunkirk.com

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Comments

Hermann Melville says:

The biggest failure in life and in war of course is to talk so confident of yourself/the machine you built/the army you have/ the position you got. example : "Titanic can not be sunk !" "Maginot can not be penetrated" "Ardennes can not be passed" "we will never fail" bla bla…nobody is perfect. nothing is perfect except god itself. so always be prepared, always think the unthinkable and never finish a design of anything before you believe it is mostly good from many points. anyway a design may fail but failure rate and the damage it gets will change according to your final design's quality.

James Freeman says:

Meth is one hell of a drug

Kunga Chokden says:

Germany was really evil during the time…

Andromediens says:

My great-grandpa was there, he was defending the front to save the english soldiers.
He was part of the 12th D.I.M. French Div and he did write some pages on a book during the fights, saying their fate is sealed (300,000 french soldiers at Dunkirk) but they do accept it because this is God's will, and they'd die proudly to save lots of others, they'd die with a smile on their faces!
He died the 28th of May 1940 and his book was given to my great-grandma, she gave me it before she died.

DEUS VULT to all our heroes!
We had to choice to do, and we chosed to help others even by knowing that'd cost us the victory.

Antoni Szylling says:

correct the map showing German invasion on Poland in September 1939. The Soviet attacked Poland together with Germany and divided Poland

Robin De Rocker says:

I think that the allies wasn't on the same page also for holding the Germans.

As for the maligning of the Belgians, it can be attributed to the need for a scapegoat. When disaster comes calling, shifting the blame is generally not too far behind.

True to its tradition, Belgium remained neutral until the German attack on May 10. Then it fought bravely but was no match for the opposition. So, on May 27, the Belgians gave the British and French a heads-up that surrender was imminent.

In the period between May 10 and the Belgian surrender, pleas to London for assistance were ignored. Churchill reported to the war cabinet, “the Belgian army might be lost altogether, but we should do them no service by sacrificing our own army.”

A similar approach was taken towards the French. Against the advice of the Royal Air Force, Churchill did accede to Reynaud’s request for 10 fighter squadrons to combat the Luftwaffe. But he drew the line there, turning down further pleas.

Instead, and keeping their allies in the dark, the British focus shifted towards retreat and evacuation. In effect, Churchill was counting on the Belgians and the French to hold off the Germans while the British escaped. Referring to the Belgians, he told a subordinate, “We are asking them to sacrifice themselves for us.”

Recounting this isn’t intended as a criticism. Churchill was being realistic.

If France and Belgium were going down, there was no point in Britain going with them. While it might have been a nobly romantic gesture, it would have delivered victory to Adolf Hitler.

However, that doesn’t mitigate the shoddiness of the subsequent rhetoric.

On May 28, Reynaud excoriated the Belgians and their king, Leopold III, for surrendering. Churchill followed suit on June 4. And in true Fleet Street fashion, London’s Evening Standard dubbed Leopold “King Quisling.”

But perhaps the cynicism gold medal goes to French Gen. Maxime Weygand. In Olson’s telling, Weygand believed the surrender had an upside as “we now shall be able to lay the blame for defeat on the Belgians.”

Troy Media columnist Pat Murphy casts a history buff’s eye at the goings-on in our world. Never cynical – well perhaps a little bit.

Robin De Rocker says:

you forgot clearly that the Belgians hold of the west side of it! yes we had surrendered but we kept fighting along with the french to ensure the evacuation! if you don't believe me look it up!

Thi baut says:

No miracle hitler spared britain.

skiteufr says:

Dunkirk is full of myths created by the British propaganda to cover the fact they deserted the allied frontline until it was discovered by French intelligence 48 hours later. Then they refused to join the French for the planned counter attacks and decided to evacuate at Dunkirk. By these myths, the British war propaganda wanted to keep morale high.
But of course, it was the French who had to do the rear guard action to cover the British escape.
And to thank them, the British insult them as cowards…
I will never understand the British race, totally ungrateful

Raphael Lassalle says:

Ses grâce au français que vous avez pus être évacués for the FRANCE

chahinaize vermare says:

Miracles??La meilleure armée du monde à l'époque,s'est battu avec un armement vétuste et à 1vs 20…joke of century…

monsieur F says:

Dunkerque is not a miracle but a greate sacrifice of brave french soldiers.

Not french To Dunkerque
Ont england victoriouse
Long live To France

Michael Walker says:

It's the United Kingdom not just England

Michael Walker says:

It's the United Kingdom not just England

LARCHANGE1 says:

D'où l'expression " filler à l'anglaise" !

Agus Herman says:

what music title please?

HängtDoppelt says:

01:02 is wrong. First, Austria and Czechoslovakia already were part of Germany. And second, Germany didn't annex whole Poland in the first place but splitted with the Soviet Union.

Mathieu Garot says:



Northerner says:

Achtung! Panzer!

siratthebox says:

The French did not believe the Arden was impenetrable… Belgium broke the alliance that allowed them to defend the line within it. The only reason the Germans broke through the Arden is because Belgium blinked and they sent the majority of their forces that way. The French fought and they bled and they shouldn't be remembered as cowards.
You also didn't mention the infamous HALT order from Hitler.

Person74 says:

I’m standing on the beaches of shitty greenscreen.

davidtsw says:

The events leading to the evacuation ? The Brits and the French turned a blind eye when Germany was taking over Austria. And then Czechoslovakia. And then they didn´t see a reason to ¨die for Danzig¨. Well, eventually your turn came. That´s why the evacuation happened in the first place. Had the Allies been smarter, they would have invaded Germany from the West as it attacked Poland a year earlier and none of this would have happened.

Jurjen de Haan says:

Never forget the French soldiers who gave their lives…….

mr james says:

The Marginot Line was Frances line of defense since the end of WW1. It was state of the art and went unused because the germans just went around it. France fell because of this grave error.

The GamingDuck says:

Epic video man! Just watched dunkirk and it was good

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