Dunkirk Evacuation: History, Summary & Facts


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Who was the Commander of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF)?

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1. How long did the Battle of France last?

2. What was the codename for the Dunkirk Evacuation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Dunkirk Evacuation was a pivotal moment early on in World War II. Answer questions on key aspects of this evacuation, such as the Commander of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) and the duration of the Battle of France.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Topics on the quiz/worksheet are listed below:

  • Dunkirk Evacuation codename
  • The reason the evacuation succeeded
  • True/false statements related to the evacuation

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Dunkirk Evacuation
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about its success and the British Commander of the BEF
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the codename for the Dunkirk Evacuation

Additional Learning

For more on the mass evacuation of Allied soldiers during World War II, you can go over the lesson we've named Dunkirk Evacuation: History, Summary & Facts. Follow along with the topics listed below:

  • Nazi invasion of Poland in 1939 that began World War II
  • Plan developed by British authorities to rescue Allied troops at Dunkirk
  • German head of the Luftwaffe Herman Goering
  • Strafing attacks from Luftwaffe planes on British civilians
  • Inability of the British Royal Air Force (RAF) to rescue Allied troops
  • Ultimate success of the Dunkirk Evacuation