June 1 4 th ,1040 he War Illustrated No. 41 SAFE HOME FROM THE BLAZING HELL THAT WAS DUNKIRK On Saturday, June I, 1940, some details of the magnificent achievement of the British Expeditionary Force infighting its way back to the coast became known, and the next day Mr. Eden was able to announce that four-fifths of the men had been got safely away. Here is the scene at a South-East Coast port when destroyers were arriving from Dunkirk packed with soldiers. In such quick succession did the vessels arrive that they were sometimes two deep alongside the quays. Photo, British Official: Crown Copyright
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