🎧 Dunkirk Veterans
🎧 Dan Snow's History Hit • 35m
Dan meets some of the surviving Dunkirk veterans on the famous Little Ships which helped to rescue them from the beaches.;The Little Ships of Dunkirk were 700 private boats that sailed from Ramsgate in England to Dunkirk in France between 26 May and 4 June 1940 as part of Operation Dynamo, helping to rescue more than 338,000 British and French soldiers who were trapped on the beaches at Dunkirk during the Second World War.
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