Can anyone tell me the commanders and composition of the two Brit divisions sent to France after the Dunkirk evacuation?? I was rather surprised that the British would do this considering the risk, although they did manage to evacuate these troops from channel ports later back to England. Best wishes.
The 52nd (Lowland) Division and the 1st Canadian Division were send to France.
These forces became known as the Second BEF.
Have a look over here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Ariel
Kindly regards from Belgium and apoliges for my poor english
Re: 1st Canadian (Inf.) Div. being sent to Brittany in June 1940. You can find more detail about this in the "Official History of the Canadian Army in WWII." Apparently, some men were landed and then re-embarked after spending less than 12 hours on shore. They were told that a German armoured column was heading their way.