Today is the 70th Anniversary of Dunkirk - On this day 1940: Dunkirk evacuation begins.
From the BBC Archives: WWII: Dunkirk Evacuation - How the 'little ships' helped rescue the Allied troops
The Association of Dunkirk Little Ships:
70th Anniversary Commemorative Return to Dunkirk
Hear stories from veterans who were there via the Imperial War Museum's YouTube channel
Codenamed Operation Dynamo, a flotilla of 900 naval and civilian craft – the latter were called “the little ships” – were sent across the English channel to rescue an entire army, the defeated British Expeditionary Force.
338,000 troops were rescued from the beaches between May 27 and June 4, 1940.
Prime Minister, Winston Churchill oversaw the incredible plan to rescue the British (and French) soldiers from the beaches of France via hundreds of seaworthy boats.
Events to mark the the 70th anniversary are being held around the country as well as in France and Belgium.
Fleet marks Dunkirk anniversary (via BBC News)
Ramsgate’s Dynamo Day 2010 - The 70th Anniversary of the Dunkirk Little Ships