World War: BATTLE OF FLANDERS: Miracle Analyzed

Great Britain replied obliquely last week to increasing pressure for a new expeditionary force. The reply: 36 pages of dispatches by General the Viscount Gort, sent while he was achieving the "Miracle of Dunkirk" in May 1940. There was no trace of the eloquence of the Dunkirk battleground in his reports, only plain speaking with a touch of understatement. > "It was clear from the outset that the ascendancy in equipment which the enemy possessed played a great part in the operations." Germany concentrated at least ten Panzer divisions against the B.E.F., threw five of them...

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