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Returning to Dunkirk's beaches


BBC South East's Robin Gbson went back to the beaches of Dunkirk with some of the veterans of the 1940 evacuation.

The evacuation of Dunkirk, codenamed Operation Dynamo, took place between 26 May and 4 June 1940.

A flotilla of 900 naval and civilian craft was sent across the Channel under RAF protection and managed to rescue 338,226 people.

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