The Dunkirk Evacuation: Reading Railway’s pivotal role Talk
With 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.
Places are limited, and so pre-booking is preferred, but you can pay on the door, if there are spaces available.
This talk is organised by Berkshire Family History Society, a registered charity, number 283010.
2 - 3.30pm
£4 (Berks FHS members)
The Centre for Heritage and Family History, 2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading, Berkshire RG1 3BQ
Thu 13 January