It is 70 years since a flotilla of nearly a thousand naval and civilian craft travelled across The English Channel to save more than 300,000 Allied troops from advancing German forces.
Using archive reports from BBC Radio - and personal testimony from some of those who were there - see how the famous 'Dunkirk spirit' brought the vast majority of those stranded back home.
Includes BBC Radio archive and personal testimony of Dunkirk veterans and witnesses recorded in 1990.
Images courtesy: Getty Images and The Press Association. Music courtesy KPM Music and BBC archives.
Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 24 May 2010.
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