Sorry if this was asked before, I couldn’t find it.
During Operation Overlord the landings obviously happened at Normandy. The Germans thought that the landings might happen at Calais. Was there ever any thought to landing at Dunkirk? I would think that it would be a major propaganda victory to do so.
Would the terrain not be suited for a landing? I have seen pictures from the evacuation and there appeared to be a large beach but I have not done a comparison.
One other problem I could see would be that it may be too close to Calais. They did hope to keep German troops at Calais waiting for the landing that didn’t come. Dunkirk isn’t that far away on the map.
So was Dunkirk ever considered for the landing?