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147. Remembering The Little Ships

2010.05.27
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70 years ago, 700 hundred "little ships" crossed the English channel to rescue 338,000 British and French troops stranded on the beaches at Dunkirk. Among them were six cockle boats from Leigh-on-Sea.

Pictured here is one of the modern day boats, the aptly named Liberator in the mud at Leigh. One of the boats, the Endeavour, today took part in a flotilla to Dunkirk to commemorate the events of WWII.

http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/8187343.___Little_ship____to_repeat_historic_trip_to_Dunkirk/
14 Comments
????? Either someone needs to kick the Liberator in the butt (figuratively speaking) or Help it out of the mud. Nice shot John.
????? · 2010-05-27: 14:09
Eiram brave little ships!
Eiram · 2010-05-27: 14:39
Ryana Interesting post, Jon.
Nice shot too. ;)
Ryana · 2010-05-27: 14:59
girafferacing What a great way to commemorate such an important moment :-)
girafferacing · 2010-05-27: 16:45
jet28 Great reminder :-)
jet28 · 2010-05-27: 17:34
lookagain Very interesting history lesson to go with your wonderful shot, Jon....and perfect in B/W!
lookagain · 2010-05-27: 18:36
lgnelson "The Miracle at Dunkirk" - one of several that mark the history of WWII. Outstanding feat - great remembrance, Jon!
lgnelson · 2010-05-27: 22:34
LAZYWASP Wonderful post Jon...
LAZYWASP · 2010-05-28: 03:23
????? That's the spirit... :-))
????? · 2010-05-28: 06:23
gwena nice shot
gwena · 2010-05-28: 09:57
????? Lovely shot!! yep, it's amazing how much was done by many of those little ships
????? · 2010-05-28: 19:23
dontblink Great history indeed.
dontblink · 2010-05-28: 20:28
????? very cool history AND shot!!~
????? · 2010-05-29: 09:48
manuele nice shot
manuele · 2010-06-10: 12:12
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