CANAL LINE 1940 The Dunkirk Campaign- Battleground Dunkirk


The network of canals stretching from the coast at Gravelines, through St-Omer, Bthune and La Basse, follows the approximate boundary between Artois and Flanders and was, in 1940, the defensive line established on the western edge of the so-called Dunkerque Corridor designed by Lord Gort to provide an evacuation route to the channel coast. This “ Battleground” title is illustrated by over a hundred contemporary and modern photographs and by five car tours and three walks, all of which give the tourist a greater access to the battlefield.

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