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Title:THE TRUCE AT DUNKIRK IS CONCLUDED [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 174-4
Description: A steady stream of refugees, carrying as much of their possessions as wheelbarrows, prams, hand-carts, bicycles, wagons and cars will allow, leaves the Dunkirk perimeter on the last day of the truce, October 5th, and, as hostilities recommence by pre-arrangement between the Germans and 154th Brigade, an artillery bombardment is unleashed on Dunkirk's garrison under the direction by two artillery observers from their Forward Observation Post.
Notes: Summary: See with A70 173-5, 6 and 7 and 174-3 for footage showing the evacuation of civilians from Dunkirk and the re-commencement of hostilities between the besieging British and the beleaguered Germans. 154th Brigade was detached from 51st (Highland) Division to keep watch on Dunkirk's 15,000 strong German garrison which did not surrender until May 9th 1945.
Remarks: Best seen with items listed above, notably 174-3.
Documentation/associated material: refer to A70 173-5 for a bibliography. Read the Canadian Home Office History of the North West Europe Campaign - The Victory Campaign by Colonel Stacey.