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Old 08-11-2017, 11:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Saw this story on BBC World News. A man writing about his grandfather who participated in the Dunkirk Evacuation. He was learning to sail and at a meeting of his yachting club, it was announced that the government sought volunteers to help with the effort. It was 1940; he was 29 and an office worker. He volunteered to help with the evacuation.

A snippet from the story, in which the grandfather is actually ashore at Dunkirk. He finally finds an officer he can explain things to. As they talk, he suddenly hears a "deafening roar".

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I flung myself to the ground as an aircraft with its guns blazing, flew low over the beach. I wasn't able to see its markings because my eyes were tightly closed but it was clearly not one of ours. I looked around after it had gone expecting to see dead and wounded everywhere but miraculously nobody seemed to have been hit.

"I wish they wouldn't do that," said the officer with impressive cool. I tried to copy his nonchalant tone and said, "I suppose you get quite used to that sort of thing." "Not a bit of it, old man," he replied, lowering his voice. "What you get used to is pretending you are not as scared as your men are."
I'll admit it; I so love the Brits.
'I've come to rescue you': My grandfather at Dunkirk - BBC News



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