Previously classified War Office papers show that Churchill himself gave the order to stage a 'tactial withdrawal' from the beaches of Normandy in 1940. The 'draw-down' of troops, using a hastily assembled flotilla of small ships, was part of an agreement struck between the Allies. Under the deal, the Free French Army assumed full responsibility for operations against Nazi Germany in France and was in no way a head-long retreat, historians have said.
Secret papers reveal Churchill gave order to 'draw-down' troops from Dunkirk
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Follows thoughtless Mein Kampf burning which provoked Panzer division outrage.
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