The Battle of Dunkirk never ceases to amaze me. The fact that British civilians were able to rescue about 200,000 British and French soldiers is incredible. The French were unprepared for the German's attack..
... because the attack was supposed to be impossible. When the Germans made it through dense forests, the Allies were stunned and unprepared. But the fatal mistake was when Germany ordered a halt to rest and resupply. In this 3 days, the Allies were able to arrange the evacuations.
“The Germans initiated a 3-day halt that allowed the evac.”