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Weapons of Dunkirk (May 26th - June 4th, 1940)


Many souls lived to fight another day thanks to the exploits of men and their machines during the 'Miracle of Dunkirk'.

By the end of May 1940, the Allies in France had been pushed back to the shores of the English Channel at Dunkirk, France by the Germans. Hundreds of thousands of men awaited rescue on the beaches along with thousands of military pieces including various small arms, vehicles and artillery. Allied authorites devised an audacious plan to rescue the survivors - a mix of British, French, Canadian, Belgian, Dutch and Polish troops - by any means necessary.

In the span of just eight days, over 338,000 men were removed from the beaches at Dunkirk by a fleet numbering some 800 vessels of various shapes and sizes, military and otherwise. While much material was eventually lost in the action, many battle-weary, but experienced, soldiers were relocated to the relative safety of Britain. While a major defeat on paper in military terms, the survival of these troops at Dunkirk to continue the fight in future months proved critical to the survival of the Allied cause in Europe.
  United Kingdom, France, Canada, Belgium, Netherlands and Poland




  Aircraft
  Avro Anson
  Bloch MB.150
  Bloch MB.220
  Bolton Paul Defiant
  Caudron C.440 Goeland
  Fairey Battle
  Gloster Gladiator
  Lockheed Hudson
  Hawker Hurricane
  Potez 630
  Supermarine Spitfire


  Armor & Vehicles
  Infantry Tank Matilda I
  Infantry Tank Matilda II
  Renault FT-17
  Renault R35
  Renault R40
  Renault UE Chenillette
  Universal Carrier (BREN Carrier)
  Vickers Mk VI
  Vickers Tetrarch


  Artillery
  Bofors 40mm AA Gun
  Canon de 75 mle 1897 Field Gun
  Canon de 155 C modele 1917 Schneider
  Ordnance QF 25-pounder
  Ordnance QF 8" Mk.VIII


  Small Arms
  Berthier Rifle / Carbine
  Brandt mle 27 81mm Mortar
  Brandt mle 35 60mm Mortar
  Brandt mle 37 50mm Mortar
  BREN Light Machine Gun
  Chatellerault Model 1929 LMG
  Enfield No.2 Revolver
  F1 Hand Grenade
  Hotchkiss Model 1914 MG
  Lebel Model 1886 Rifle
  Modele 1892 (Lebel Revolver)
  Lee-Enfield Rifle
  Lewis Gun LMG
  MAS 36 Rifle
  Mills Bomb Hand Grenade
  Vickers Machine Gun
  Webley Model 1887
  Germany



  Aircraft
  Heinkel He 111
  Junkers Ju 87 (Stuka)
  Messerschmitt Bf 109
  Messerschmitt Bf 110


  Armor & Vehicles
  Opel Blitz
  Panzerbefehlswagen
  Panzer I
  Panzer II
  Panzer III
  Panzer IV
  SdKfz 250 Halftrack
  SdKfz 251 Halftrack


  Small Arms
  5cm Granatwerfer 36
  8cm Granatwerfer 34
  Karabiner Kar 98K
  Luger P08
  Mauser Model 1898
  Model 24 Stick Grenade
  MG34 Machine Gun
  MP40 Submachine Gun
  Walther P38