Dunkirk 1940 museum | Operation Dynamo
The Dunkirk 1940 museum tells the incredible story of the evacuation of 338,000 soldiers from the "Hell of Dunkirk" in May-June 1940
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Dunkirk 1940 Museum

Battle of Dunkirk

Operation Dynamo

Dunkerque 1940 Museum

Battle of Dunkirk – Operation Dynamo

The museum is located in the fortifications that were built in 1874 to reinforce France’s coastal defence. Bastion 32 served as the headquarters for the French and Allied forces during the Battle of Dunkirk and Operation Dynamo. The Mémorial du Souvenir tells the incredible story of the battle and of the evacuation of more than 338.000 allied soldiers from the “Pocket of Dunkirk”.

In the museum, you will discover a rich exhibition of maps, pictures and both allied and German military material. Scale models of the sites of the operation, uniforms and weapons complete the collection. A film using dramatic period footage, with a duration of approximately 15 minutes, gives an excellent overall view of the events of May-June 1940.