All royals family tree - family tree showing everybody on the throne of England from William the Conqueror to our present Queen Elizabeth II amazing that during the war many relatives lived in rival countries
While the main French army was trapped between the 2 German armies, the British Expeditionary Force was being pushed to the coast near the French port of Dunkirk. With the BEF cornered and little hope of reuniting with French, Britain decided that the BEF had to be evacuated. The evacuation, called Operation Dynamo, began on May 27, 1940. It took a full week, using more than 800 civilian and military sea vessels. More than 300,000 men were brought back across the English Channel to Britain.
'The Little Ships' are towed downriver from Teddington Lock, May, 1940 as part of their involvement in Operation Dynamo to rescue the British forces off the beaches of Dunkirk during WWII, where Michael helped