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Dunkirk Collection

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The "Dunkirk" collection was available during the "Operation Dynamo" event between 19 July and 2 August 2017.


The Dunkirk evacuation was one of the biggest battles of World War II, in which ground, naval, and air forces were fullyl involved. Within a few days — from late may into early June 1940 — more than 330,000 British and French troops were evacuated from northern France. To save them, Allied forces had to sacrifice all equipment and most of their armament. Near Dunkirk, 2,472 guns and nearly 65,000 vehicles of the British Expeditionary Force and Frency Army were abandoned. For the evacuation, the British Admiralty called upon over 800 British, French, Dutch, and Belgian warships and civilian vessels.

This included approximately fifty destroyers, dozens of minesweepers, trawlers, passenger steamships, yachts, fishing boats, salvage ships, and other vessels. One in four vessels were destroyed by Luftwaffe and Kriegsmarine attacks, Wehrmacht artillery strikes, and mine barriers. Over the course of the nine days of the evacuation, 145 British and 156 German aircraft were shot down in battles for air supremacy in the north of France. Prime Minister Winston Churchill famously noted that "wars are not won by evacuations". However, as a result of the Miracle of Dunkirk, the British Army was saved and able to fight against the Axis powers on new battlefields, and the evacuated French troops formed the basis of the Free French Forces.

Four years later, the Allies returned to France in triumph. The experience gained in organizing the large-scale troop transportation at Dunkirk was used during the Normandy landings in 1944. Later, Vice-Admiral Bertram Ramsay and Captain William Tennant — who were responsible for the evacuation in 1940 — became key figures on D-Day.

Collection

Rewards

Completing the collection provided the following rewards:

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The Dunkirk Evacuation Flag "In late May through early June 1940, during the operation code-named 'Dynamo', the British managed to evacuate over 330,000 Allied troops surrounded near Dunkirk over the course of a few days. Thus the British professional army was preserved, and the struggle against Nazi Germany continued."
Unique Commander
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Unique Traits
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Jack Dunkirk
link Black Swan with 10 skill points
icon_JackofAllTrades_dark.png Jack of All Trades reduces cooldown on all consumables by -10% (normally -5%).
icon_SmokeScreenExpert_dark.png Smoke Screen Expert increases radius of smoke screen by +30% (normally +20%).
icon_ExpertMarksman_dark.png Expert Marksman improves turret rotation speed by +3.0 deg/s for guns with a caliber of up to 139 mm and 1.0 deg/s for guns with a caliber above 139 mm (normally +2.5 and 0.7, respectively).
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