147. Remembering The Little Ships

by Jon Laysell May. 27, 2010 5012 views

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/ [echo-news.co.uk]

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Manuele 6 years, 11 months ago

nice shot

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Brian 6 years, 12 months ago

Great history indeed.

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Gwena 6 years, 12 months ago

nice shot

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Paul 6 years, 12 months ago

Wonderful post Jon...

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Larry Nelson 7 years ago

"The Miracle at Dunkirk" - one of several that mark the history of WWII. Outstanding feat - great remembrance, Jon!

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Marsha 7 years ago

Very interesting history lesson to go with your wonderful shot, Jon....and perfect in B/W!

7 years ago Edited
Jet28 7 years ago

Great reminder :-)

7 years ago Edited
Helen Hooker 7 years ago

What a great way to commemorate such an important moment :-)

7 years ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 7 years ago

Interesting post, Jon.
Nice shot too. ;)

7 years ago Edited
Eiram 7 years ago

brave little ships!

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