Monday, 1 January 2018

Summer Learning Journey Week 2 Day 4 Activity 1 (REVISED VERSION)

In this activity I had to learn some more information about 2 days in WWII and what major event happened on the day...

  • 26 May: Evacuation at Dunkirk begins
The Evacuation of Dunkirk was code named Operation Dynamo or the Miracle of Dunkirk. It was a mass scale evacuation of a allied soldier from the beaches and harbour in a place called Dunkirk located in the northern part of France. The evacuation took place between the 26th of May to the 4th of June 1940. The reason why the evacuation was necessary was because a large number off Belgian, British and french troops were under attack by the Germans troops after a long and grueling 6 week battle known as the Battle of France. Over 330, 000 were evacuated throughout those 10 days. 

  • 10 June: Italy declares war on Great Britain and France.
On the 10th of June 1940. Italy declared war on Great Britain and France. Therefore the alied them selves with Germany/Nazi's. Before this day Germany had already defeated france and also had ejected the British from Europe as well. On after this happened did Italy declare war on the two countries. A bit cowardly if I may say so myself. It was as if they were kicking a fallen man.


Nicky Bloy said...

Hi Harrison!

Thanks for taking the time to revise your blog post and add some extra information - I can see you've done lots of work to complete it!

You've done such a fantastic job, adding lots of detail about the events that took place. 330,000 is a LOT of people evacuated in 10 days. I wonder what their strategy was to evacuate all those people?

I agree with, it is very awful, but unfortunately that is what happened during war times. There wasn't a lot of mercy or grace for others!

Again, well done Harrison and thanks for taking the time to do further research!

Nicky :)

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