Author Archives: Jorge Costales

About Jorge Costales

- Cuban Exile [veni] - Raised in Miami [vidi] - American Citizen [vici]

Dunkirk on Tuesday, June 4, 1940

A summary of the WWII events this day:   https://www.winstonchurchill.org/resources/speeches/1940-the-finest-hour The film clip covers the Cabinet meeting as well as the Never Surrender speech to come on June 4th. Advertisements

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Dunkirk on Wednesday, June 5, 1940

A summary of the WWII events this day:

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Dunkirk on Thursday, May 30, 1940

A summary of the WWII events this day: Day 4 saw 53,823 evacuated from Dunkirk, with the total evacuees now at 126,606. Thanks to better discipline, the lorry jetties, and above all, the surge of little ships, the number of … Continue reading

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Dunkirk on Wednesday, May 29, 1940

A summary of the WWII events this day: Day 3 saw 47,310 evacuated from Dunkirk, with the total evacuees now at 72,783. Extensive Luftwaffe raids on beaches of Dunkirk as soldiers wait to evacuate. Germans capture Ostend & Ypres in … Continue reading

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Dunkirk on Tuesday, May 28, 1940

Dear future insomniacs and internet addicts, Unbeknownst to you, but knownst to concurrent infovores, I blew my deadline to be done with the Dunkirk blogging by the time the movie opened. I will be seeing the movie next week. But … Continue reading

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Dunkirk on Monday, May 27, 1940

A summary of the WWII events this day: Evacuation from Dunkirk begins with 7,669 rescues, one-third of the total hoped for. Germans take Calais. Allies learned that King Leopold III of Belgium was formally surrendering, which would create a 20 … Continue reading

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Dunkirk on Sunday, May 26, 1940

A summary of the WWII events this day: Operation Dynamo ordered to commence. Halt order issued on May 22nd to 10th German Panzer Division, is rescinded. FDR addresses Americans in a fireside chat about the war in Europe. After learning … Continue reading

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Dunkirk on Saturday, May 25, 1940

A summary of the WWII events this day: English Channel port of Boulogne falls to the Germans. BEF Commander Gort orders all BEF troops north towards the coast, Dunkirk. British Air Force [RAF] defends the beachhead. Sporadic Luftwaffe bombings in … Continue reading

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Dunkirk on Friday, May 24, 1940

A summary of the WWII events this day: With no alternative, 400,000 Allied troops lay pinned against the coast of Flanders near the French port of Dunkirk. The Battle of Boulogne and the Siege of Calais, begun on May 22, … Continue reading

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Dunkirk on Thursday, May 23, 1940

A summary of the WWII events this day: German Panzer Division drive towards the coast stops. Kirchner’s 1st Panzer Division had pushed to the outskirts of Bourbourg—just ten miles from Dunkirk in an attempt to cut off the Allied troops … Continue reading

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