Fight on the beaches - On 4 June 1940, as the Dunkirk evacuations drew to a close, Winston Churchill delivered a thrilling speech to the House of Commons. He looked back at the miraculous rescue of the British Expeditionary Force from France, and urged on the fight for Britain's future. Photo: Armed soldiers stand guard on a south coast beach, 2 September 1940.
Finnish soldiers engage in a street battle with Soviet forces during the Finnish-Soviet Continuation War over contested territory in Karelia. Medvezhyegorsk (Finnish: Karhumäki), Medvezhyegorsky District, Republic of Karelia, Soviet Union. December 1941.