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The Dunkirk Evacuation: Reading Railway’s pivotal role

A talk by Paul Joyce

The Dunkirk evacuation, code-named Operation Dynamo, is one of the most well-known operations in World War Two.  During it, over 338,000 Allied soldiers were evacuated from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk in May and June 1940. The involvement of the little ships, as they came to be known, is well known. Yet in contrast relatively little mention is made of the vast logistical effort needed to transport these men once they had landed on British soil. In this talk, Paul will explain the pivotal role which Reading Railways played in the evacuation. And also the enormous effort which went into this little known operation. 

After the talk, tea/coffee and either biscuits or cake will be available (included in the price).

Advance booking is preferred, but you can pay on the door, if there are spaces available.  


About Berkshire Family History Society

This talk is organised by Berkshire Family History Society, a registered charity, number 283010.