dunkirk

  1. WI: The UK fights on after a Dunkirk disaster?

    How would Britain fare if they decide to continue the war against Germany if they lose almost the entire BEF at Dunkirk except a few thousand with all the men and equipment lost? This also includes prominent officers such as Montgomery, Brooke, and Auchinleck. How would North Africa and the Far...
  2. Clear Skies Over Dunkirk

    I’m going to start off this particular thread with a little bit of background and analysis, starting with an extract from ‘Why Sealion is Not an Option for Hitler to Win the War, by Alison Brooks.’ “If we turn our attention to point 3 for a while, the standard response is to say that the...
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    Peace after Dunkirk: When does the UK rejoin the war (if at all?)

    For sake of argument, lets assume that a complete or near complete capture of the British Expeditionary Force by the Germans (no halt order on May 23rd?) leads to a different resolution of the War cabinet crisis in May 1940, and as consequence the British seek armistice terms, and eventual peace...
  4. Question about the massive loss of equipment The British Army took at Dunkirk. . .

    I saw a partial list of the Table of Organization equipment abandoned at Dunkirk. Many of the tanks were light tanks only armed with machine guns, many of the field guns 18-pounders from the First World War. Would the fact that many of the British Army's heavy weapons were obsolescent, if not...
  5. WI Dunkirk not evacuated?

    WI the British Army was surrounded in France and forced to surrender? WI hardly any British soldiers escaped via Dunkirk? How would they defend the British Isles without 400,000 soldiers and most of their modern weapons? How would Germany treat 400,000 prisoners of war?
  6. The Furher hordes his planes

    TL/DR: WI: BEF is destroyed & Battle of Britain is limited/butterflied? Scenario: Let's say Hitler's/Kleist's halt order at Dunkirk is ignored by various Panzer officers, leading to the complete encirclement, capture & annihilation of the BEF by May 26, 1940. Hitler, always an admirer of the...
  7. So, suppose the Brits exit the war in 1940...

    ...over a failed Dunkirk evacuation or whatever, what do they do afterwards? Assuming this does not change the general course of the war (Germany attacks the U.S.S.R. in 1941), would they re-enter the war at some point, a bit like what happened after the Treaty of Amiens in the early 19th...
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