I would say England did fight it out to the end. Dunkirk is the quintessential example a fighting withdrawal under heavy air and sea assualt.
I believe the phrase used MG Sir Julian Thompson in "Retreat to Victory" was the "...the remants of the BEF retired in good order under intense enemy fire."
Which I do believe is Limey speak for "we didn't get with the bug out fever like the French did."
But there are no parallels between the initial sucess of Blitzkrieg and the Warsaw Ghetto uprising.
Hell, the Warsaw Jews weren't soldiers. No body told them that fighting would be useless and that they would loose.