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  Operation Dynamo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Operation Dynamo or the Dunkirk Evacuation or simply "Dunkirk" conducted from May 26, 1940 to June 4, 1940, was the name given to the mass evacuation of Allied soldiers during the Battle of Dunkirk, a notable conflict during World War II.
The RAF lost 177 planes during Operation Dynamo, compared to 240 for the Luftwaffe (Murray and Millett 2000).
Until the operation was complete the British prognosis had been gloomy, with Winston Churchill warning the House of Commons to expect "hard and heavy tidings".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Operation_Dynamo   (1398 words)

 Dynamo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dynamo can refer to more than one item.
Operation Dynamo was the name of the mass evacuation at Dunkirk 1940.
The Dynamo Open Air is a major heavy metal festival held annually in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dynamo   (149 words)

 World War 2 Battles -- Atlantic Theater
Operations over the rest of May 28 were more successful, with a further 16,000 men recovered but German air operations increased and many vessels were sunk or badly damaged, including nine destroyers.
The operation was successful up to the capture of the Rhine bridge at Nijmegen, but was overall a failure as the final bridge at Arnhem was not held, resulting in the destruction of the British 1st Airborne division.
In my prejudiced view, if the operation had been properly backed from its inception, and given the aircraft, ground forces, and administrative resources necessary for the job, it would have succeeded in spite of my mistakes, or the adverse weather, or the presence of the 2nd SS Panzer Corps in the Arnhem area.
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Of May 26 to June 4, 1940, the operation DYNAMO (code-name of the plan put to the point May 20 in the castle of Douvres by the Ramsay admiral) had for goal the evacuation of the British expeditionary body (and of the French army)
The operation Dynamo lasted officially of May 27 to 18H57 until June 2 to 23H30 after the departure of the last contingent of British but the rotation of ships continued until June 4.
After the operation, the beach of Dunkerque was cluttered of material.
site.voila.fr /dynamodk/DYNAMOe.htm   (332 words)

 Fleet Air Arm Officers' Association, FAAOA
Operation Granby, forces engaged in operations against Iraqi forces or in logistic duties in Central and Northern Gulf, west of 51E, 17 January to 28 February 1991.
Operations in coastal waters of Norway as far north as Tromso between 8 April and 8June 1940, and successful actions in these waters at a later date to May 1945.
Operation Iceberg, Task Force 57 attacks on airfields in the Sakashima Gunto in the East China Sea, during the assault on Okinawa, 26 March to 25 May 1945.
www.fleetairarmoa.org /asp/fleetairarm.asp?ServiceType=4   (795 words)

 Operation Aerial - 1940
The story of “Operation Dynamo”— the evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk — is as well known as any episode of the Second World War.
Code named "Operation Aerial", the task of lifting the troops was given in large part to the British Merchant Navy fleet and escaping French ships.
In total 163 225 men were evacuated by Operation Aerial: 30 630 men from Cherbourg; 21 474 from Saint Malo; 32 584 from Brest; 57 235 from Saine-Nazaire; 2 303 from La Pallice and a further 19 000 from other smaller ports.
www.geocities.com /shipwrecks_magazine/aerial.htm   (1481 words)

 Battle, Britain, Dunkirk, Dynamo, Operation, Aerial, Grafton, Grenade, Wakeful, Bourrasque, Sirocco, Weston, HMS, ...
British submarine operations in the Heligoland Bight are abandoned.
on a minelaying operation in the Firth of Clyde, eastern Scotland is sunk by minesweeper “Gleaner”.
The small number of U-boats operating out in the Atlantic in the South Western Approaches as well as in the North Sea have had their successes, but mainly against independently-routed shipping.
www.naval-history.net /WW2CampaignsWFront1939.htm   (4234 words)

 BBC - Kent - Discover Kent - Castles - Dover Castle Tunnels
WW2: Operation Dynamo: At 18:57 hours on 26 May 1940, the signal was received to start Operation Dynamo - the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force and French troops from Dunkirk's beaches on the north coast of France.
The cliff tunnels became the nerve centre of the operation.
Relive the drama as a wounded Battle of Britain pilot is taken into the underground hospital to fight for his life in the operating theatre, and see the Command Centre in which Churchill made the plans that would eventually lead to Allied victory.
www.bbc.co.uk /kent/do_see/castles/dover_tunnels.shtml   (336 words)

 The Thames River Cruise Fleet - Devon Belle
After the Dunkirk evacuation, where it is unrecorded how many soldiers lives were saved, she was called into service with the admiralty, operating probably as a harbour launch taking sailors out to larger vessels in the various harbours around the south coast.
She was eventually seconded to attend the operation to construct the Mulberry Harbours which were built on many of the river estuaries on the south coast and towed over to Normandy to form the temporary harbours to service the D-Day landings.
She then had several owners, was re-named Dartmothian and later being owned by Tony Soper the well known naturalist, operated up and down the Tamar as a floating classroom and again re-named.
www.thamesrivercruise.co.uk /fleet_belle.htm   (441 words)

 Navy News - News Desk - Feature - Somerset sails with Dunkirk flotilla   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The presence of a Royal Navy warship standing off the coast exactly 60 years on from the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force and allies was a reminder of the crucial role played by Navy personnel and vessels in the "Dunkirk miracle".
But Operation Dynamo rolled on for two more days, taking off thousands of gallant French troops who had secured the perimeter for so long under withering fire.
The rescued army was exhausted and missing most of its equipment, and as Churchill said: "Wars are not won by evacuations...", but the fillip to national morale was one of the key factors in the conduct of the war.
www.navynews.co.uk /articles/2000/0006/1000061303.asp   (679 words)

 PAGE 4   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Here is where operation Dynamo was planned to rescue the lads from Dunkirk and also the strategic planning for D Day.
I have often wondered (well once or twice) how these operation code words are dreamed up.
Operation Dynamo was named because Churchill and Admiral Ramsey discussed it in the dynamo room of the operations centre under the castle.
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 Dunkirk's ageing little ship veterans prepare for final journey
Operation Dynamo: the mass evacuation from Dunkirk - The Battle of Britain Historical Society
The oldest and the youngest British survivors of the operation were among more than 50 members of the Dunkirk Veterans Association who marked its 60th anniversary at the Imperial War Museum in London.
The operation was codenamed Dynamo and was hailed as a miracle of improvisation, but it could not mask the scale of the Allied defeat in June 1940 culminating in the fall of France.
www.telegraph.co.uk /htmlContent.jhtml?html=/archive/2000/05/16/ndun16.html   (586 words)

 dunkirk.html   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The British admiral, Bertrand Ramsay was to conduct the rescue operation.
It was Ramsay who decided to use civilian boats and freighters in the rescue operation, called Operation Dynamo because Ramsay set up headquarters in a place that had housed a diesel-driven dynamo.
The Nazis dive-bombed and shelled the boats, but didn't attack with tanks until the last day of Operation Dynamo, and no one knows why, because they could have prevented the rescue operation from continuing.
warrensburg.k12.mo.us /ww2/dunkirk.html   (451 words)

 Amazon.com: The Evacuation from Dunkirk, Operation Dynamo 26 May - 4 June 1940 (Whitehall Histories. Naval Staff ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This is the Naval Staff History of "Operation Dynamo", originally published internally in 1949.
Scores of ships were lost during the operation, and many more were seriously damaged, but a very large proportion of the British Army had been rescued in the teeth of continual air attack, from an every-shrinking perimeter.
The troops then had to be transported across the Channel in the face of enemy aircraft, mines, torpedoes, and fire from the shore, through waters unlit and strewn with wrecks.
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 Dover in World War 2 - The Dunkirk Evacuation
That evening the Admiralty signalled the start of Operation Dynamo - the evacuation of the troops stranded on the beaches at Dunkirk.
Operation Dynamo was masterminded by Vice Admiral Bertram Ramsay, who had been given less than a week to prepare.
From his headquarters in tunnels beneath Dover Castle, he directed and inspired a small staff who had the awesome task of planning the evacuation of up to 400,000 British and French troops under constant attack from German forces.
www.dover-kent.co.uk /history/ww2b_dunkirk.htm   (777 words)

 Dunkirk Blitzkrieg
'Operation Dynamo' was sanctioned on 27th May. By the 28th, a perimeter was forming as British and French troops streamed into Dunkirk.
They mainly operated in the Bray and La Panne area ferrying troops from the beaches to the waiting destroyers and merchantmen in deeper water.
The old First World War destroyers, that had to this point borne the brunt of the operation, were now reinforced by the fleet destroyers taken off escort duty by Ramsey.
www.wartours.com /blitz.html   (1324 words)

 Computer Science Colloquium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
DYNAMO is a realistic implementation, not a simulation, that is written entirely in user-level software, and runs on a PA-RISC machine under the HPUX operating system.
DYNAMO does not depend on any special programming language, compiler, operating system or hardware support.
DYNAMO observes the program's behavior through interpretation to dynamically select hot instruction traces from the running program.
www.cs.arizona.edu /colloq/abstracts.99.00/Duesterwald_ab.html   (184 words)

 HyperWar: The War in France and Flanders 1939–1940 [Chapter XVI]
While Dynamo was in progress the Allied armies had fought off the enemy not for two days but for nine: the Royal Navy had brought home not 45,000 troops but more than a third of a million: and the Royal Air Force had defeated the Luftwaffe's intention to make evacuation impossible.
In the naval operations many seamen lost their lives and 228 ships were lost and 45 badly damaged in addition to a considerable number of smaller vessels and boats.[24] And the Royal Air Force lost 177 aircraft destroyed and damaged during the nine days from May the 26th to June the 3rd.
Throughout the operation British staffs who directed operations and all men who toiled and fought afloat, on shore and in the sky were uplifted by the thought that British soldiers were coming home.
www.ibiblio.org /hyperwar/UN/UK/UK-NWE-Flanders/UK-NWE-Flanders-16.html   (3669 words)

 250,000 poppies mark 65th anniversary of Dunkirk - [Sunday Herald]
About 25 British soldiers, who were among 338,000 rescued from the hands of the Nazis during Operation Dynamo, stood alongside French veterans and paid tribute to their fallen comrades.
A British fleet of “little ships” which took part in Dynamo was due to perform a wreath-laying ceremony at sea off the north French coast today, as a group of vessels has done almost every five years since 1965, but it was unable to go out into the Channel because of strong winds.
Earlier yesterday a special ceremony was held by the mayor of Dunkirk to mark the 60th anniversary of the town’s liberation.
www.sundayherald.com /50028   (508 words)

 WWII General And Operations #2 quiz -- free game
Which was the Operational Code-Name for the evacuation of the British and French troops at Dunkirk?
Which was the German Operational Code-Name for the German offensive in the Ardennes, 'The Battle of the Bulge' December 16 1944?
Which is the Operational Code-Name for the USAAF bombing of the Ploesti oil fields in Romania?
www.funtrivia.com /playquiz.cfm?qid=15469   (300 words)

 The evacuation of Dunkirk
In June 1940 the British government organised a military operation to withdraw their British and Allied troops from Northern France after a heavy defeat following the German break through to the channel Ports.
The Operation Dynamo was carried out from Dunkirk.
A group of about 40 Destroyers, minesweepers, sloops, transports and patrol crafts were used in the operation.
www.schoolshistory.org.uk /dunkirk.htm   (259 words)

 BBC - Weather Centre - Features - History and Religion - Dunkirk
It was also mainly cloudy which meant that the German Luftwaffe planes for most of the time could not see the operation taking place under their very noses.
The 3rd June was another fine day but again it turned foggy overnight for the last day of the operation, 4th June.
Operation Dynamo may never have gone down in history as a great success.
www.bbc.co.uk /weather/features/dunkirk.shtml   (547 words)

 History of
The Association of Dunkirk Little Ships
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A contingency plan, long prepared under the code name 'Operation Dynamo' - the name being derived from the control centre at Dover, which was an existing generating station overlooking the harbour - was to be executed.
As a result of the Operation of the Little Ships and the considerable fleet of Naval and Merchant Marine vessels which operated off the Dunkirk beaches and the harbour between the 28th May and the 4th June 1940, no less than 338,000 British and French troops were evacuated.
In May 1995, to mark the 55th Anniversary of Operation Dynamo, 45 of the original Little Ships sailed in close company from Dover to Dunkirk, with Royal Navy and RNLI escort, and returned to Ramsgate.
www.adls.org.uk /dynpage.cfm?PageNum=1   (1481 words)

 Military.com Content
He was promoted to Rear Admiral in May 1935 and Ramsay retired for the first time in 1938, but returned to the service of his country at the beginning of WWII.
One of Ramsay's first duties in the war was Operation Dynamo, the evacuation of British Expeditionary Force, along with some French soldiers, from the shores of Dunkirk.
Despite Ramsay's concerns that the large waves on the channel would degrade the accuracy of his fleet's gunfire, the invasion was launched on June 6th, 1944.
www.military.com /Content/MoreContent1?file=dday_leaders6   (347 words)

 Tech Report: HPL-1999-77: Transparent Dynamic Optimization
This paper describes the design and implementation of Dynamo, a prototype dynamic optimizer that is capable of optimizing a native program binary at runtime.
The program binary is not instrumented and is left untouched during Dynamo's operation.
Dynamo not only speeds up real application programs, its performance improvement is often quite significant.
www.hpl.hp.com /techreports/1999/HPL-1999-77.html   (230 words)

 News 14 Carolina | 24 Hour Local News | TOP STORIES
Operation Dynamo: May 27, 1940-June 4, 1940 -- The evacuation of French and British soldiers from Dunkirk.
Operation Barbarossa: June 22, 1941 -- The German invasion of the Soviet Union begins.
Operation Torch: November 1942 -- Allies invade French North Africa to create a new front against the Axis and ease pressure on the Russians.
www.news14charlotte.com /content/top_stories?ArID=93065   (1399 words)

 BBC NEWS | England | Kent | Little ships set for Dunkirk trip
To honour Operation Dynamo, 65 boats that took part in the original rescue - one for every year since it took place - will set off from Ramsgate in Kent.
In 1940, the owners of the crafts responded to a desperate call from the British Admiralty after thousands of Allied troops were trapped in France.
If Operation Dynamo had not been a success - transporting 338,000 troops from the French coast to safety - historians believe the war effort may have been critically damaged before it started.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/england/kent/4560363.stm   (230 words)

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