Soviet troops advancing at Stalingrad.
Two big battles which turned the tide of World War II can tell us a great deal about some important present-day challenges.
Operation Dynamo came to represent British resilience, but it came at a terrible cost.
French POWs being led away from the battlefield in May 1940.
How French memories of the Dunkirk evacuation differ from those of the British.
A scene from ‘Dunkirk,’ a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures
Moviegoers get a hint of why Dunkirk stayed with those who lived through it, but an online archive of survivors' stories offers more depth.
Hope for the future?
Conditions are getting worse at the migrant camps in France, which is leading to protest.
Epic story of courage? Or dangerous shambles?
Imperial War Museum
For most British people the Dunkirk evacuation between May 26 and June 4 1940 was the most significant early event of World War II. And in the 75 years since those momentous events it has come to occupy…