Posted by **Gina** on Monday, December 17, 2007 at 7:38am.

The evacuation of BEFs & France and Belgium forces from Dunkirk is know as Operation Dynamo. Was this name given after the operation or during the operation?

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**Writeacher**, Monday, December 17, 2007 at 8:00am
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Dynamo

Probably before. These things are usually codenamed during the planning, not during the action or in retrospect.

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**Gina**, Monday, December 17, 2007 at 10:23am
Thanks =]]

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**Ms. Sue**, Monday, December 17, 2007 at 10:23am
This site implies that this code name was given at the time of the planning of Operation Dynamo. Also -- when leaders are planning a military operation, it's common to give it a code name that isn't obvious in case the enemy hears it.

http://www.answers.com/topic/dunkirk-evacuation-1

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**Gina**, Monday, December 17, 2007 at 11:25am
Thanks Ms.Sue

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**Ms. Sue**, Monday, December 17, 2007 at 11:33am
You're welcome. :-)

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