– Winston Churchill delivers his “Finest Hour” speech.
The Battle of Dunkirk takes place. The Allied forces begin a massive evacuation from Dunkirk, France.
Allied forces begin an evacuation from Dunkirk in France during WW2
First flight of the B-25 Mitchell bomber.
Winston Churchill gives his “Finest Hour” speech.
The Battle of Dunkirk is over with a German victory and with Allied forces in full retreat.
The climax of the Battle of Britain, with the UK Royal Air Force shoots down large numbers of Germany’s Luftwaffe aircraft.
During World War II, the French fleet that is based at Mers el Kébir, is attacked by the British fleet destroying three battleships, the Dunkerque, Provence and Bretagne. 1200 sailors loose their lives.