Germany’s Forgotten ‘Dunkirk’

By Philip Rife. Countless movies, books and articles have been devoted to the so-called “Miracle of Dunkirk” in which an improvised armada of Royal Navy and civilian craft evacuated 338,000 trapped British and French soldiers from the coast of France in 1940 to prevent their capture by German forces.


But few know about Germany’s own WWII “Dunkirk” in which millions of German civilians and soldiers were rescued from certain death at the hands of the invading Soviet Red army. Here is the story of what the Germans called “Operation Hannibal.” [Read the entire article as PDF…]

Taken from

The Barnes Review, January-February 2014: In Defense of Adolf Hitler