147. Remembering The Little Ships

by Jarvo Laysell May. 27, 2010 5067 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 7 years, 4 months ago

nice shot

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Brian 7 years, 4 months ago

Great history indeed.

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Gwena 7 years, 4 months ago

nice shot

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Paul 7 years, 4 months ago

Wonderful post Jon...

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Larry Nelson 7 years, 4 months 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, 4 months ago

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

7 years, 4 months ago Edited
Jet28 7 years, 4 months ago

Great reminder :-)

7 years, 4 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker 7 years, 4 months ago

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

7 years, 4 months ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 7 years, 4 months ago

Interesting post, Jon.
Nice shot too. ;)

7 years, 4 months ago Edited
Eiram Marie 7 years, 4 months ago

brave little ships!

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