Loss of all BEF Artillery, Tanks (Save maybe 2 or 3) All motor T is hardly a victory. The material was mostly repaired and added to Wehrmacht stocks and used to kill British, Russian, troops
And was the landing of those troops ultimately a success or were they in their own POW camp basically?
Yet those "Old Duffers" forgot to plan to bring out the guns, hardly a victorious plan eh?
- No one claimed Dunkirk as a victory;
- Landing troops in western France was a desperate attempt at government level to keep France in the war, so part of the political butchers bill. Note how this also cuts across the anglophobic myth of the Brits deserting the French;
- A huge volume of war materiel was evacuated from the Channel ports long before the final evacuation at Dunkirk. however, the BEF naturally had to keep its weaponry and the bulk of its combat supplies.