Events for Friday 25th May 2012
On This Day in History
Battle of Dunkirk25th May 1940
A part of the Battle of France on the Western Front, the Battle of Dunkirk was the defence and evacuation of British and allied forces in Europe. Lord Gort made the decision to evacuate on May 25, 1940, and the last troops departed France on June 4. Winston Churchill called the events in France "a colossal military disaster", saying that "the whole root and core and brain of the British Army" had been stranded at Dunkirk and seemed about to perish or be captured. He hailed their rescue as a "miracle of deliverance".
Further ReadingDunkirk and the Fall of France
(Hardback - 224 pages)
by Geoffrey Stewart
For sixty years the dramatic story of the Dunkirk evacuation and the defeat of France - the story of the German conquest of northwest Europe - has been the focus of historical study and dispute, yet myths and misconceptions about this extraordinary event persist. The ruthless efficiency of the German… Read more...Only £14.00 at Pen & Sword Books.
This Day's Events
AEROEXPO UK 2012Starts: Fri 25th May
Ends: Sun 27th May
Price: See description
Tel: 01604 491112
Sywell Aerodrome, Sywell, Northants NN6 0BT
Airshow in Sywell, NorthantsAeroExpo UK is the dedicated General Aviation exhibition in 2012, showcasing everything from ultralights through to turbo props and jets. Whether you are interested in learning to fly, or are already a Pilot and want to view the latest products available.
Fri 25 May & Sat 26th May 10am - 5pm
Sun 27th may 10 am-4pm
Standard Entry £20 - or register online for discounted entry of £10
Children under 16 FREE with a paying adult
Pensioners 65+ FREE