Everybody knows about Dunkirk. How the British left its arms and hastily evacuated its men from a defeated France on anything that floated on water in 1940. But what till this day remains a mystery (there are many theories) is why did the Germans just sit and watch while the British were fleeing? If Hitler had sent his panzers and dive bombers there would have been a carnage of British soldiers. Perhaps Britain would have never recovered from it and there would never have been a D-Day in June 1944.
Why? One of Hitler's monumental mistakes?
Cherbourg, Frnace. Rommel with captured British Major-General Sir Victor Morven Fortune. June 12, 1940, commander of the 51st Division
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