I’ve been reading the Memoirs of Field Marshal Keitel. He was the highest ranking officer in OKW. He was privy to many high level things even other Generals never get to see or know about. He was hanged by the filthy Jew scum at Nuremberg. He was a really good man. A really decent man. Keitel may have been a General on paper, and not have commanded an army, but as a German and a White man, he was really a nice man. He was also extremely loyal to Hitler.
Hitler is given the blame for stopping the German army from attacking the British in Dunkirk.
For propaganda purposes it does suggest that Hitler let the British off the hook in a dumb move or out of kindness. Hitler’s generals, like Guderian and others, were furious.
Keitel tells a strange story. He says that Hitler was not to blame and that other commanders were the reason for this. He said that in WW1, in that area, Germans struggled with the low lying land which easily got flooded. He said that in WW2, Generals who got there, feared that their tanks would run into resistance and be unable to fight properly in this region with its water problems. (I’m not sure if he mentioned that there were canals as well). He said that the Generals were worried that if they attacked directly into this region that they might get a lot of resistance and then have to retreat and take a longer way around. However, instead of just taking the decision themselves, they instead threw the ball to Hitler, and Hitler made the wrong decision by telling them to go the long way round.
So he blames the commanders on the ground for not having the balls to make a decision and to move with it and instead tossing the decision to Hitler.