Welcome to Dunkirk Museum 1940 - Operation Dynamo You will discover the complete history of the Battle of Dunkirk and of operation Dynamo 26th May - 4th June 1940
Visit: Musee Dunkerque 1940, Dunkirk, Nord, Hauts-de-FranceThe Museum is located in the fortifications that were built in 1874 to reinforce France`s coastal defence. Bastion 32 served as the headquarters of the French and Allied forces during the Battle of Dunkirk and operation Dynamo. After the *phoney war*; on the 10 of May 1940; Germany launched an offensive on the neutral countries: Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg. Driven from the fields, the French and British armies withdrew to Dunkirk, fighting all the way with the intention of evacuating by the sea. 400 000 soldiers were trapped in a narrow area that was the target of intense bombing by enemy air forces. Around 1400 British and French vessels of all kinds, including pleasure boats were to evacuate 340 000 men to England in 9 days. Dunkirk and its port were to be completely destroyed.